Happy 57 years of Independence Ghana!
Hippo doesn’t have time for this
Passengers on The Tazara Railway.
The TAZARA Railway (also called the Uhuru Railway or the Tanzam Railway) links the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam with the town of Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia’s Central Province.
TAZARA was a turnkey project financed and executed by China. Construction began in 1970 and was completed in 1975, two years ahead of schedule. Construction costs were about US $500 million, making it the largest single foreign-aid project undertaken by China at the time.
The gauge is 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) to match that of Zambia Railways. Zambia Railways is connected to South Africa through Zimbabwe, so that TAZARA is a point of access to the railway systems of Central and Southern Africa. There was originally no connection with the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) Tanzania Railways Corporation system at the port of Dar-es-Salaam. A transshipment station was constructed at the break of gauge station of Kidatu in 1998.
Travellers get the opportunity to see Selous’s abundance of game – giraffe, elephant, zebra, antelope and warthog, which with time are now used to the rumbling noise of the train. After the Selous, the railway cuts through the fertile Kilombero Valley. It skirts the great Kibasira Swamp before tackling the greatest challenging area between Mlimba (the Kingdom of Elephants) and Makambako (the Place of Bulls).
Berbera / Amal Osman
Telling the Heel the World Story. The good folk at HEEL THE WORLD last year contacted me to shoot a look book campaign for them. I had a great time shooting this visual narrative shot across the city of Accra.
- Visual Narrative by Tj Letsa
Heel The World(HTW) is a social enterprise and footwear brand that works to empower Ghanaian startup companies. They’re story started with an experience with a shoe shine boy who confidently felt that shoes could not be made in Ghana to rival what is imported from the west. In constant production now, they are one of Ghana’s few menswear shoe brands and everywhere you go, you can spot a HEEL THE WORLD EMPOWERMENT BEADS.