• Kate Schoenbach

    Photographer + Journalist
       
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  • Location: New York
    Nationality: USA
    Biography: Kate Schoenbach is a New York based documentary photographer, videographer, journalist, and speaker specializing in global humanitarian issues. Dedicated to empowering individuals experiencing oppression, her most recent project, Uncovering the... read on
A portrait made from my Uncovering the Past series, where I interviewed and photographed descendants of the Namibian genocide victims. Video footage provided to BBC World News. “I am not happy with the way they [the Germans] treated our ancestors at that time. They killed our ancestors, their blood was running for us. We lost everything...our lands, our cattle, and our families. I will fight until my death to get back what we lost." - Erica, a Herero woman living in a Swakopmund ghetto. Photograph: © Kate Schoenbach, Swakopmund, Namibia, May 4, 2017.
A portrait made from my Uncovering the Past series, where I interviewed and photographed descendants of the Namibian genocide victims. Video footage provided to BBC World News. Herero historian Uahimisa Kaapehi and his daughter, Kareree, stand outside an abandoned train station in Swakopmund. Uahimisa wants his daughter and the future generations to know about her Herero history and what her ancestors endured. May 9, 2017. Photograph: © Kate Schoenbach, Swakopmund, Namibia, May 4, 2017.
The hot desert temperatures mixed with the icy cold current of the south Atlantic create dense fogs and treacherous sailing conditions along Namibia's coastline. The San tribe once called the region "The Land God Made in Anger." It is estimated that over 1,000 shipwrecks litter the Skeleton Coast. Photograph: © Kate Schoenbach, Aerial view of Namibia's Skeleton Coast, May 2, 2017
Himba children help with the daily chores in Epupa, near the Namibian border with Angola. © Kate Schoenbach, 2017 From my series, The Himba: Tradition + Technology. For the full series, visit: http://www.kateschoenbach.com/the-himba
A Himba girl and her family view photographs from New York City on an iPad for the first time. © Kate Schoenbach, 2017 From my series, The Himba: Tradition + Technology. For the full series, visit: http://www.kateschoenbach.com/the-himba
A Himba boy dances to a song on the radio. There is no electricity in his village, on the outskirts of the Namibian town of Opuwo. However, the radio wires were spliced and fixed in such a way that it would run off of solar power. © Kate Schoenbach, 2017 From my series, The Himba: Tradition + Technology. For the full series, visit: http://www.kateschoenbach.com/the-himba
A Chinese guard stands amidst the midnight smog at Tiananmen Square in Beijing © Kate Schoenbach, 2014
Americana. © Kate Schoenbach, 2017
Activists from various African nations protest against the German government's legacy of colonialism in Africa in Berlin in February, 2017. © Kate Schoenbach, 2017
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