The Horsemen Of Semonkong

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Through the medium of photography, Cape Town-based photographer Thom Pierce blurs the lines between fine art, portrait and documentary photography to bring to light cultural and political issues. His latest project saw him document the horsemen of Semonkong in the Kingdom of Lesotho. “The country is beautiful and I was taken aback by how majestic the men looked on their horses, like knights going in to battle,” Pierce says of his series. “Over two separate visits I spent 8 days wandering the mountains and photographing the people I came across.”

All images © Thom Pierce

1. Thabo Lekhotsa - Ha Lesala, Lesotho3. Thapelo Moiloa with his dog Limo - Ha Salemore, Lesotho4. Hlokomelang Motoko - Semonkong, Lesotho6. Paleho Silase - Ha Bati, Lesotho8. Fusi Lekhotla - Ha Mateketa, Lesotho9. Lehlohonolo Phethoka - Ha Molajafe, Lesotho11. Chabeli Mothabeng - Semonkong, Lesotho15. Thabo Ntoi - Ha Muahloli, Lesotho20. Teoho Malme - Ha Hlalele, Lesotho30. Retselisitsoe - Semonkong, Lesotho31. Mamasisi and Masisi Letsapo - Mohlakeng, Lesotho33. Rethabile Motsapi - Tsenekeng, Lesotho36. Mpho Khanyapa - Ketane, Lesotho