South Sudanese refugee, Omaha, Nebraska-raised model Nyamuoch Girwath is styled by Patrick Mackie in Chanel, Dior, Gucci, McQueen, Prada, Yves St Laurent and more Photographer David Yarrow captures Nyamuoch on location in Botswana for US Harper’s Bazaar October 2019./ Hair & makeup by Orli Meiri
Yarrow has an upcoming book focused on the perilous position of the Kalahari bushmen in a modern world. He is also an ambassador for the Kevin Richardson Foundation, a new organization devoted to saving the world’s lion population which has declined from 450,000 to an estimated 15,000-20,000 in the wild. In the last 20 years, that population has decreased by 43%.
AOC will write a separate post on the Bushmen, who are the indigenous peoples of southern Africa. Largely hunter-gatherers, their territory spans several nations including Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa with small numbers in Angola and Zimbabwe. The Bushmen, also known as the San or Saan peoples, have called the region home for tens of thousands of years.Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa with small numbers in Angola and Zimbabwe.
As we prepare our own story about the Bushmen, you can learn more about them on Survival International.