About the Book
Travelling in my rather small car, I explore with my camera how elephants live in modern day (South) Africa. The account is a mixture of photography and personal travel experiences.
Beyond fun pictures and travel anecdotes, it’s a journalistic document about elephants in South Africa today. I also ponder our relationship as humans with elephants in a historical context.
Elephants are a keystone species in Africa, which means that the rest of the ecosystem, including other wildlife, depend on their survival.
The issues affecting elephant populations vary from region to region in Africa. In this book, I focus on South Africa within the context of the African continent.
Eva-Lotta Jansson is a photojournalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has authored a number of personal photo-documentary essays concerned with post-Apartheid South Africa, including An Acid River Runs Through It, and Women Miners in South Africa. Eva-Lotta does assignment work for news and humanitarian organizations, working both as a photographer and videographer, travelling to surrounding Africa. The photographer’s work has often centred around water resources as well as the adverse effects of climate change on various communities and their environments. And now, she is also looking at wildlife and conservation - and elephants! Eva-Lotta studied journalism at the Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism and photojournalism at the London College of Printing. She is Swedish and a permanent resident of South Africa.