Cape Town-based photographer Kyle Weeks' 'Palm Wine Collectors' series is a beautiful visual documentary of a historical practice in Namibia. Set in the Kunene Region, the images are crisp with a slightly muted tone that mimics a painting. The shots capture Namibian men as they climb up to the top of palm trees to tap on the trunk to collect a milky substance that creates the wine. The tappers documented all descend from the Himba tribe, a culture that sees palm wine collecting as a traditional part of life. The practice is rather dangerous due to the heights the men scale in order to access the sap -- palm wine collecting in this manner is actually illegal in Namibia.
Kyle Week sheds light on African cultures through his work in a captivating way that would appeal to all nomads and worldly consumers.
Photo Credits: designboom, kyleweeksphoto
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