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Lianne Ashton

Lianne Ashton is an photographer based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is also the the author and photographer of the blog 'Africa far and wide; a visual journey into the Africa she knows;' featuring African travel, social documentary photography and writing.

Namibia: Take me to the River…

With the Fish River Canyon behind us, we drove southwards down to the Orange River. For a while, the landscape opened up with a road that went mostly straight, that cut through the desert, running parallel to Ai Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier park. We briefly stopped for a puncture, then […]

Celebrating being middle-aged

My 30’s were exciting times. It was all about babies, bibs and dummies. The talk between friends ranged from our kid’s milestones to how to survive on minimal sleep without becoming psychotic and in our case, how to transport a year’s supply of nappies, bum cream and formula […]

Farm Documentary: Fire and Smoke

It seems everything is on fire. The autumn leaves are alight with colour, a golden dust cloud hovers above the farm roads and the farmers are burning fire breaks in preparation for potential runaway fires during the dry Winter months. It’s the last bout of fiery life before […]