Commercial and celebrity photographer, Xavier Saer, is set to launch his debut photography collection titled “Himba, Lords of the sand” next week. His Himba collection will be on exhibition at the historical Rand Club in Johannesburg from Thursday, 5 July 2018 until Tuesday, 31 July 2018.
“It all started last year when I stumbled on an image of a Himba online. From that second, I was fascinated with them, and I vowed to travel there and live with them, to know more about their ways of life and to photograph them in a personal way,” shares Xavier Saer.
Since then, Xavier Saer embarked on a mission to learn about the Himba traditions. He spent a week living amongst them in the Namibian desert, learning their language, building huts, cooking, listening to their stories and photographing every aspect of their lives. Through this very personal experience of documenting the Himba tribe through photography, 10% of all proceedings that Xavier Saer makes from his collection will go back to the Himba community.
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