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“Visions of Renegades”: Metalheads in Botswana

Posted: April 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: fashion, globalization, music, photography | Comments Off

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Screenshot from Vice web site article on Botswana’sheavy metal scene. © F. Marshall

South African photographer Frank Marshall’s images of cowboy-clad metaleros from Botswana collected into a body of work he calls “Visions of Renegades”. Snip from article on the otherwise ribald Vice web site:

“… many metalheads in Botswana are cowboys from the villages and farms, so they mix the cowboy image with a biker metal look. Many wear hunting knives and parts of dead animals. We drink from the hollowed-out cow horns.”

Source: ATLAS HOODS: BOTSWANA’S COWBOY METALHEADS – Viceland Today Kofia tip: This is Africa


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