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Lianne Ashton

Lianne Ashton is an agricultural photographer based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She does commercial, documentary and environmental portraiture for agricultural organisations, as well as editorial work. Lianne is also the the author and photographer of the blog 'Africa far and wide; a visual journey into the Africa she knows;' featuring travel in Africa, social documentary photography and writing.

Go treasure hunting at Msikaba

In the blackness of the hull, over 300 slaves cling to each other in fear as the old Portuguese cargo ship seems to climb and fall off mountains of water. Above, the passengers hide helplessly in their leaky compartment, mothers urging their terrified children not to worry, while […]

Beautiful Malawi

A few of my favourite images from our 2 wonderful years spent in Malawi.  “You either get the point of Africa or you dont. What draws me back year after year is that it’s like seeing the world with the lid off.” – A.A Gill “Perhaps he knew, […]

Into the storm on a War trail

The valley was still; golden light illuminated the small Rhodes village, birds hushed their spring morning chatter and the old creaky village houses stopped to listen. In the distance, great big black clouds bulged at the seams and tumbled over grassy hills like a giant hell-bent on destruction. […]