1998 Photo Contest, Nature, Stories, 1st prize

Gideon Mendel

Network Photographers for Condé Nast Traveler

01 January, 1997

Bushmen use the folds of a massive baobab tree to relax after an unsuccessful hunt. The traditional lifestyle of the hunter-gatherers of southern Africa (Namibia and South Africa) known as bushmen is on the edge of extinction. Yet a few villages continue their attempts to be self-sufficient, supplementing what the land yields with a little cattle farming.


Gideon Mendel

Born in Johannesburg in 1959, he studied psychology and African history at the University of Cape Town. Following his studies he became a freelance photographer, photographing ch...

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