Thabo Lekhotsa – Ha Lesala, Lesotho
Mamasisi; Masisi Letsapo – Mohlakeng, Lesotho
While traveling through rural Lesotho on a previous project, Capetown-based photographer Thom Pierce was astonished by the country’s spectacularly beautiful landscapes, dramatic mountains and awe-inspiring views. In this mountain kingdom many people still get around on horseback, the artist observed, and the blankets they wear are adorned with distinctive colorful patterns, seemingly unique to each horseman. The Horsemen of Semonkong constitutes a series of portraits of herders, commuters and horse riders who commute between rural mountain villages and the small town of Semongkong in Lesotho.