The Kingdom of Lesotho has one of the highest literacy rates in Africa, with 90 per cent of adults being able to read and write. With the support of Prince Seeiso (left) of Lesotho's royal family, there is now free primary education for all children.
Lesotho – Photo Tip

Ensure your kit suits your destination

Photo by Chris Jackson

Lesotho – Photo Tip Ensure your kit suits your destination

I am a Getty Images Staff Photographer and have been lucky enough to visit Lesotho on several occasions with Prince Harry, who set up the charity Sentebale.

Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson

His love for Africa is well documented but, for him, Lesotho is a truly special place. He has built up a strong relationship with his counterpart, Prince Seeiso, the charismatic brother of the King of Lesotho and a passionate advocate for better healthcare and education for the people of the country. Their banterous friendship has been instrumental in Sentebale’s success to date.

The harsh environment in Lesotho demands equipment that can stand up to abuse. I use Canon EOS1 X DSLRs coupled with a variety of lenses, my favorite being the 85mm 1.2 for portraits and to isolate emotion with a shallow depth of field. On my last trip I took the Quadra Ranger lighting kit with an Elinchrome Octa softbox. It was lightweight and ideal to take up in a small helicopter when I went to the opening of a herd boy school, high in the remote mountains.

Setting up a studio area on the mountain with a breathtakingly dramatic backdrop, I even roped in Prince Seeiso as a lighting assistant when I was given permission to shoot a portrait of Lesotho's king.

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Hundreds of Basotho people, aged from four to 101 years old, are being given the chance to hear for the very first time. The Starkey Hearing Foundation offers free hearing aids to people in Lesotho afflicted by poverty and a lack of basic healthcare. Photo by Chris Jackson / Getty Images

Chris Jackson

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Hundreds of Basotho people, aged from four to 101 years old, are being given the chance to hear for the very first time. The Starkey Hearing Foundation offers free hearing aids to people in Lesotho afflicted by poverty and a lack of basic healthcare.

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