In the late 1970's this small group of !Kung San people, were sending their children to primary school, learning how to keep bees and owning cattle. This intimate group of San, have undergone some radical changes during the past three decades. The San people were forced out of the Central Kalahari, restricted to the edges and not allowed to hunt or gather on their traditional lands. The reason for this removal is the discovery of diamonds within the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. These images document the cultural values that held their lives together, within the harsh landscape of the Kalahari.
© Larrie Paul Tiernan / All rights reserved
Kodak announced the discontinuation of Kodachrome; the demise of a classic film stock. The Association of Photographers Gallery invited photographers to submit a selection of their Kodachrome images to feature in an exhibition in early 2011. My series ‘!Kung San People (1977-79)’ has been chosen, as part of this celebration of Kodachrome film.
A Celebration of Kodachrome
18 January – 10 February 2011