This series, ‘the land of the people who speak’, is a story of identity and a comparative study of the daily rhythm of Lesotho in relation to South Africa. An enclave and landlocked country, the Kingdom of Lesotho, once a British Protectorate (1884–1966), only gained full independence on 4th October 1966.
“Areas of interrogation are currently within the realms of cultural globalization, identity, diversity, youth, and individuality. Inquiries into the past, present and the future challenges we face across the global society in living and thriving both collectively and as individuals. An enclave and landlocked country, the Kingdom of Lesotho, once a British Protectorate (1884–1966), only gained full independence on 4th October 1966. “
“The Sotho ethnic group comprises almost one hundred percent of the population and from a sociological viewpoint, Lesotho could be regarded a homogenous nation, both in terms of the ethnicity of the population, religion, and culture. However, strong cultural identity does not translate into a strong national identity, since its location deep in the heart of South Africa has historically forced the small state into dependence on its much larger neighbor.”
Daniel Tulloch was born in 1988 in the Shetland Isles, Scotland. He forever yearned to experience the world beyond simple island life and in an attempt to fulfill this longing he went on to work internationally as an officer in the Merchant Navy. Paradoxically it was during this time that he realized an inner penchant for fashion, contemporary art, and photography. After several years at sea, in 2012, he was granted a place on the Fashion Design course at the Glasgow School of Art. He has since been working to balance his time between fashion design, photography, and work in the Merchant Navy, allowing the diverse nature of each to influence one another.
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