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77The Bondelswart II

Kristin Capp 1964, Seattle, US. Lives and works in Windhoek, Namibia

My photographic work is an extension of my immediate life environment and personal journey. While based in the western United States in the 90’s, my work mirrored a personal investigation into the Hutterite community in eastern Washington State and culminated in the book, Hutterite: A World of Grace (Zurich, 1998).

While living in New York for 16 years, I explored the urban vernacular, and published the book Americana (Zurich, 2000). My eight-year odyssey of photographing in Brazil led to the book entitled Brasil, published by Damiani (Italy, 2016).

Now based permanently in Namibia since 2011, my focus is on the southern Karas region, where I have photographed extensively. This work is about the Bondelswart people of the Nama clan, and is a continuum of my ongoing concern for marginalized people and communities on the periphery of the socio-political mainstream.



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