While idly scrolling through my twitter feed (@cctouringsa) I came across a tweet posted by South African Tourism (@GoToSouthAfrica). Following the link supplied, I landed on the home page of Lola Akinmade Akerstrom, a travel photographer and writer whose work has appeared in National Geographic, BBC, CNN, Lonely Planet and a whole bunch more!


School Children in Nigeria - Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

School Children in Nigeria – Photo by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

Lola is in Durban at the moment as part of National Geographic Channel’s, “Shoot Through The Lens”;

Shoot through the lens… a one minute vignette that takes you through the lens of a National Geographic photographer as he/she explores the beauty, culture and history of various regions in South Africa.

taken from Lola’s website.

I’m excited not only to hear what Lola makes of Durban, but also interested as to how her images will touch me as a native of sunny (most of the time anyway) Durban! I’m also thrilled that for a change Durban has been included in something exciting, normally it’s just Joberg and Cape Town. Here’s hoping her visit will be fantastic!

Follow Lola

Website: http://lolaakinmade.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/LolaAkinmade

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GeotravelersNiche