Copyright 2013 Mark Hakansson

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This was a project for the human rights group Survival International, which campaigns for indigenious tribal people worldwide.

The Himba are a tribe of people who live in Kaokoland region of northern Namibia on the Angolian border.

They are under threat from the construction of a hydro-electric dam on the Kuene River at Epupa Falls.

The construction of the dam will flood 500sq miles of their ancestral land and force them into refugee camps.

This series of images were taken for The Commonwealth Journalists Association, documenting the San Bushmen in the Kalahari of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

The San have been marginalised by their own society. Their hunter-gatherer traditions are dying. They were forced to work as trackers for the South African Army during the SWAPO uprising in Namibia. Now they live in dreadful poverty as the SWAPO government penalises them.

These photographs are form a study of the Romanian people as they emerge from Communism.

This project concentrated on marginalised members of society. The 'Roma' and the 'Insane' have been, and still are, neglected, abused and oppressed. The conditions these people live in is inhumane.

My work was used to highlight the plight of these people for small British charities working in the town of Chernavoda.

These pictures were part of an exhibition for The Photographers' Gallery in London.

Titled "Europe and the New Change", it was a joint exhibition of five photographers' portrayal of Eastern Europe post-Communism.

My work shows the people of Albania as they emerge from thirty years of the Totalitarianism rule of Enver Hoxha.

The Himba

The San Bushmen






Senegal photographs were part of an Exhibition on 'Contemparoray Urban Dakar' for The British Council put together by five photographers and their different visions of the city.

The subject I chose was of  "the body beautiful". I compared the white colonial French body obsession to that of the black Africans.

These are a selection of picture from "Muscle Beach" in central Dakar.

This is a selection of photographs taken for different publications for

Panos Picture Agency over the years.

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This is a selection of photographs taken in Nepal for a film The Children of the Snowlands. The story of children from the high Himalayas who are sent to Kathmandu for an education.They don't see their families for ten years from the ages of six to sixteen.