Women of Vision National Geographic Photographers on Assignment
Return to Zambia, 2005
Lynn JohnsonLynn Johnson

Return to Zambia, 2005

“When you’re doing a complicated story, you’re always looking for individuals who can illuminate bigger issues,” Johnson relates. For the story about Zambians and their complex relationship with wildlife, Tresford Mulindwa was one such individual. 

A tracker whose family once hunted animals for food, Mulindwa works at a lodge where he leads wealthy Westerners on legal trophy hunting trips. In a country with a high incidence of poverty and an ongoing struggle with illegal poaching, he needs the job to take care of his family yet feels conflicted about helping outsiders track rare animals.

 


 

Sept 2005 cover  Read more Return to Zambia coverage.

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