Karel Prinsloo Karel Prinsloo

Karel Prinsloo is an award winning photographer who has been working mainly in Africa for over twenty years. He has covered for most part conflicts in Africa and the Middle East and has been based in Nairobi for nearly a decade as the Associated Press's Chief photographer for East Africa. Currently he is based in London as a freelance photographer shooting for EPA photo agency, as well as working on projects in Africa. Karel has won numerous awards including the South African Photographer Of The Year as well as the second price news stories of the World Press Photo Awards in 2000 for his coverage of the devastating Mozambique floods. He has been a CNN African Journalist of the year photography runner up. He has been published in all the world's major publications including the New York Times, Time magazine, Newsweek, Paris Match among a few.

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Namibia Basters 1
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
31 Dec 2012

Leilla Platt , left , sleep over at her friend Michelle Adams' house during the school holidays, in Rehoboth ,Namibia.The Rehoboth Basters people in Namibia are descendants of European Colonists and Indigenous Khoi-People.The Basters are in between cultures, neither belonging to the majority of black Namibian's or the minority white Namibian.They have truly been in no man's land and are struggling to preserve their identity and their culture. A new generation is now grown up, born in an independent Namibia.

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Namibia Basters 2
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
31 Dec 2012

Widower Melanie Januarie sit in the lounge of her corrugated iron schack with her children Henrico and Angele, 17 Dec 2013 in Rehoboth , Namibia.The Rehoboth Basters people in Namibia are descendants of European Colonists and Indigenous Khoi-People.The Basters are in between cultures, neither belonging to the majority of black Namibian's or the minority white Namibian.They have truly been in no man's land and are struggling to preserve their identity and their culture. A new generation is now grown up, born in an independent Namibia.KAREL PRINSLOO.

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Namibia Basters 3
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
31 Dec 2013

Avril Januarie clean a bucket for water for his horse at home in Rehoboth, Namibia. The Rehoboth Basters people in Namibia are descendants of European Colonists and Indigenous Khoi-People.The Basters are in between cultures, neither belonging to the majority of black Namibian's or the minority white Namibian.They have truly been in no man's land and are struggling to preserve their identity and their culture. A new generation is now grown up, born in an independent Namibia.

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Namibia Basters 4
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
31 Dec 2012

Zukeria Adams wash his car, 12 Dec 2013 in Rehoboth , Namibia.The Rehoboth Basters people in Namibia are descendants of European Colonists and Indigenous Khoi-People.The Basters are in between cultures, neither belonging to the majority of black Namibian's or the minority white Namibian.They have truly been in no man's land and are struggling to preserve their identity and their culture. A new generation is now grown up, born in an independent Namibia.KAREL PRINSLOO.

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Namibia Basters 5
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
18 Dec 2013

Willem Van Der Berg stands in front of his home, in Rehoboth , Namibia.The Rehoboth Basters people in Namibia are descendants of European Colonists and Indigenous Khoi-People.The Basters are in between cultures, neither belonging to the majority of black Namibian's or the minority white Namibian.They have truly been in no man's land and are struggling to preserve their identity and their culture. A new generation is now grown up, born in an independent Namibia.

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Namibia Basters 6
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
31 Dec 2012

Britney Engelbrecht hold her kitten at her parent home 5 Dec 2013 in Rehoboth , Namibia.The Rehoboth Basters people in Namibia are descendants of European Colonists and Indigenous Khoi-People.The Basters are in between cultures, neither belonging to the majority of black Namibian's or the minority white Namibian.They have truly been in no man's land and are struggling to preserve their identity and their culture. A new generation is now grown up, born in an independent Namibia.KAREL PRINSLOO.

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Namibia Basters 7
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
18 Dec 2013

Farmer Nicolas Feris talk on the phone as a sheep attack him in Rehoboth , Namibia. The Rehoboth Basters people in Namibia are descendants of European Colonists and Indigenous Khoi-People.The Basters are in between cultures, neither belonging to the majority of black Namibian's or the minority white Namibian.They have truly been in no man's land and are struggling to preserve their identity and their culture. A new generation is now grown up, born in an independent Namibia.KAREL PRINSLOO.

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Namibia Basters 8
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Dec 2013

84-year-old Katharina Olivier during lunch at a old age home in Rehoboth , Namibia. The Rehoboth Basters people in Namibia are descendants of European Colonists and Indigenous Khoi-People.The Basters are in between cultures, neither belonging to the majority of black Namibian's or the minority white Namibian.They have truly been in no man's land and are struggling to preserve their identity and their culture. A new generation is now grown up, born in an independent Namibia.

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Namibia Basters 9
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
19 Dec 2013

Baster businessman Alberdo De Koe attend to business on his phone as his daughter Gracey plays at their home, in Rehoboth , Namibia. The Rehoboth Basters people in Namibia are descendants of European Colonists and Indigenous Khoi-People.The Basters are in between cultures, neither belonging to the majority of black Namibian's or the minority white Namibian.They have truly been in no man's land and are struggling to preserve their identity and their culture. A new generation is now grown up, born in an independent Namibia.

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Namibia Basters 10
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
31 Dec 2012

Owner of Saddle Hill restaurant hotel Marlowe Humphrey Theron pose at the pool, 12 Dec 2013 in Rehoboth , Namibia. The Rehoboth Basters people in Namibia are descendants of European Colonists and Indigenous Khoi-People.The Basters are in between cultures, neither belonging to the majority of black Namibian's or the minority white Namibian.They have truly been in no man's land and are struggling to preserve their identity and their culture. A new generation is now grown up, born in an independent Namibia.KAREL PRINSLOO.

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Namibia Basters 11
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
31 Dec 2012

Baster farmer Karel Daniel Rittmann at the kitchen table on his farm where he live alone after his wife's death a year ago , outside Rehoboth 5 Dec 2013 in Rehoboth , Namibia.The Rehoboth Basters people in Namibia are descendants of European Colonists and Indigenous Khoi-People.The Basters are in between cultures, neither belonging to the majority of black Namibian's or the minority white Namibian.They have truly been in no man's land and are struggling to preserve their identity and their culture. A new generation is now grown up, born in an independent Namibia.KAREL PRINSLOO.

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Namibia Basters 12
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Dec 2013

Vito Van Wyk and his sisters Whitney and Britney play with their kittens inside their parents one-room shack made from corrugated iron in Rehoboth , Namibia. The Rehoboth Basters people in Namibia are descendants of European Colonists and Indigenous Khoi-People.The Basters are in between cultures, neither belonging to the majority of black Namibian's or the minority white Namibian.They have truly been in no man's land and are struggling to preserve their identity and their culture. A new generation is now grown up, born in an independent Namibia.

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Namibia Housing Crisis 1
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
20 Dec 2013

Belinda Beukes cleaning her yard in front of her corrugated iron shack in Rehoboth, Namibia. Beukes, like many other Namibians, cannot afford better housing as prices are double what they were six years ago.

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Namibia housing crisis 2
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
31 Dec 2012

Tercuis Lewanschk pose on his motorbike in front of his corrugated iron shack , 20 Dec 2013 in Rehoboth , Namibia. Namibia, with a population of around 2 million, ranked fourth in 2012 for the biggest housing price increases in the world. Prices have dropped slightly in 2013 but are double what they were six years ago, putting it beyond the reach of most Namibians. More and more people are forced to live in corrugated iron shacks dotted around most big towns and the capital Windhoek. Photo/ Karel Prinsloo

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Namibia housing crisis 3
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
31 Dec 2012

Elzette Kisting sit in front of her parents corrugated iron shack ,18 Dec 2013 in Rehoboth , Namibia.Namibia, with a population of around 2 million, ranked fourth in 2012 for the biggest housing price increases in the world. Prices have dropped slightly in 2013 but are double what they were six years ago, putting it beyond the reach of most Namibians. More and more people are forced to live in corrugated iron shacks dotted around most big towns and the capital Windhoek. Photo/ Karel Prinsloo

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Namibia housing crisis 4
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
31 Dec 2012

Show Cloete text a friend inside her parents corrugated iron shack, 19 Dec 2013 in Rehoboth , Namibia.Namibia, with a population of around 2 million, ranked fourth in 2012 for the biggest housing price increases in the world. Prices have dropped slightly in 2013 but are double what they were six years ago, putting it beyond the reach of most Namibians. More and more people are forced to live in corrugated iron shacks dotted around most big towns and the capital Windhoek. Photo/ Karel Prinsloo

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Namibia housing crisis 5
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
31 Dec 2012

Gunther Philander hold a goat in front of his grandfathers shack , 11 Dec 2013 just outside Rehoboth , Namibia. Gunther life with his granddad as his parents are working in a city a few hundred kilometres away.Namibia, with a population of around 2 million, ranked fourth in 2012 for the biggest housing price increases in the world. Prices have dropped slightly in 2013 but are double what they were six years ago, putting it beyond the reach of most Namibians. More and more people are forced to live in corrugated iron shacks dotted around most big towns and the capital Windhoek. Photo/ Karel Prinsloo

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Namibia housing crisis 6
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
31 Dec 2012

Widower Melanie Januarie and her children stand in front of her corrugated iron shack, 17 Dec 2013 in Rehoboth , Namibia.Namibia, with a population of around 2 million, ranked fourth in 2012 for the biggest housing price increases in the world. Prices have dropped slightly in 2013 but are double what they were six years ago, putting it beyond the reach of most Namibians. More and more people are forced to live in corrugated iron shacks dotted around most big towns and the capital Windhoek. Photo/ Karel Prinsloo

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Namibia housing crisis 7
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
31 Dec 2012

Washing and a car stand next to a corrugated iron shack , 19 Dec 2013 in Rehoboth ,Namibia. Namibia with a population of around 2 million, ranked fourth in 2012 for the biggest housing price increases in the world. Prices have dropped slightly in 2013 but are double what they were six years ago, putting it beyond the reach of most Namibians. More and more people are forced to live in corrugated iron shacks dotted around most big towns and the capital Windhoek. Photo/ Karel Prinsloo

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Namibia housing crisis 8
Rehoboth , Namibia
By Karel Prinsloo
31 Dec 2012

Single mother Gertrude Christ stand in front of her corrugated iron shack she share with her two children, 18 Dec 2013 in Rehoboth , Namibia.Namibia, with a population of around 2 million, ranked fourth in 2012 for the biggest housing price increases in the world. Prices have dropped slightly in 2013 but are double what they were six years ago, putting it beyond the reach of most Namibians. More and more people are forced to live in corrugated iron shacks dotted around most big towns and the capital Windhoek. Photo/ Karel Prinsloo

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KWS Ranger interview (1 of 3)
Tsavo east, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
04 Jun 2013

KWS Rangers discuss their reasons for and experiences of working on the wildlife preserve in an interview.

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KWS Ranger interview (2 of 3)
Tsavo east, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
04 Jun 2013

KWS Rangers discuss their reasons for and experiences of working on the wildlife preserve in an interview.

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KWS Ranger interview (3 of 3)
Tsavo east, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
04 Jun 2013

KWS Rangers discuss their reasons for and experiences of working on the wildlife preserve in an interview.

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KENYA GAME RANGERS - Article
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
10 Jun 2013

The Tsavo East National Park together with the Tsavo West National Park forms one of the largest National parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area. Tsavo East the larger of the two, lies to the east of the Nairobi –Mombasa road and offers a vast and untapped arena of arid bush which is washed by azure and emerald meandering of Galana River. Guarded by the limitless lava reaches of Yatta plateau and patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds in Kenya

In January 2013 eleven elephants were killed by poachers and in 2012 figures indicate that up to 350 elephants were killed by poachers in the entire Kenya. The most elephants killed since the catastrophic 1980's.

Kenya Wildlife Services have launched a joint operation with other security agencies to drive livestock out of all national parks. Since tourists visit national parks to view wildlife, droves of livestock now grazing there negate this purpose. Furthermore, areas experiencing livestock incursion, account for majority of poaching incidence reported this year. The operation will also try to net suspected poachers masquerading as livestock herders especially in Tsavo Conservation Area.

Kenya Wildlife Rangers is the last line of defence for the wildlife of the area and they are constantly on patrol in the park. They have to endure extremely tough conditions , battling poachers armed with assault rifles, wildlife and exposure to the elements. A ranger typically stay inside the park away from their families for three months at a time often in isolation for weeks at a time as they man observation post all over the park.

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (13 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
06 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Nixon Simotwo from the anti poaching unit clean his boots at a temporally base in Tsavo East game park in Kenya 6 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (14 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
06 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Stephen Lewagat from the anti poaching unit relax at a temporally base in Tsavo East game park in Kenya 6 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (1 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
07 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Sgt. Benson Epae clean his gun at a temporarily base in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 7 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (15 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers question Kenyan Somali herders as they move their cattle just outside the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (16 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers question Somali herders as they move their cattle just outside the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (2 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers question Somali herders as they move their cattle just outside the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (17 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Exhausted Kenyan Somali herders sleep as they move their cattle just outside the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (3 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers question Kenyan Somali herders as they move their cattle just outside the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (18 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers from the anti poaching unit chase cattle grazing inside the park out through a fence in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (4 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers from the anti poaching unit chase cattle grazing inside the park in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (5 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers from the anti poaching unit chase cattle grazing inside the park in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (19 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
05 Jun 2013

A solar panel charge radio batteries at a Kenya Wildlife Ranger observation point in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 5 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (6 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
06 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers after they discovered an illegal charcoal burning sight in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 6 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (20 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Sgt.Benson Epae gesture to fellow rangers as they approach a illegal charcoal sight in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (7 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Stephen Lewagat from the anti poaching unit during a patrol in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (21 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Stephen Lewagat from the anti poaching unit during a patrol in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO