“We haven’t the latest cell phone….Anything that is happening outside of Namibia, I listen to from the radio.” –Isabella Kaunahamba, Purros, Namibia

About the Photographer

Isabel Corthier (b. 1977, Belgium) Are traditions disappearing or becoming pale variants of one dominant culture, the Western one? Or are traditions dynamic entities that find different ways on how to deal with globalization? The visited traditions seem to have adapted and changed¬—as a result of globalization—in ways that remain true to their most cherished values. Generally, the [Namibian] people hoped to be more connected to other people in the world, mainly to learn from each other.