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8 August 2023

Ben Perry
Land of Tswana


A snapshot series covering my time in Botswana. The images were taken throughout the Central Distict, Limpopo, Kgatlang, Jwanang and Gaborone.

The country is named after the Tswana, an ethnic group who are 79% of the present day population. Formerly one of the world‘s poorest countries in the 1960‘s, it has since transformed itself into one of the world‘s fastest-growing economies. Dispote a massive leap in income per capita, it is also currently one of the most unequal countries globally, having the 9th highest Gini coefficient, indicating a severe degree of inequality.

As I toured the country, I saw how rapidly the landscape is changing around a population that is largely still practicing a more antiquated way of life.