Friends of Lesotho Fund Raiser: 2012 Mountain Kingdom Calendar.

I am pleased to announce the arrival of the 2012 Friends of Lesotho calendar, a fundraising project that I recently collaborated on as a returned Peace Corps volunteer from the country of Lesotho. Each year Friends of Lesotho, a non-profit, raises funds through the publication of an annual calendar sold by the organization.

The proceeds are used to support various projects in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho at a grass roots level. Lesotho (pronounced li-soo-too) is a relatively small country surrounded on all sides by South Africa. Being one of the most economically challenged countries in Africa, Lesotho can really benefit from small project assistance for education and economic development.

This year’s 2012 calendar, Lesotho: The Mountain Kingdom features some of my favorite images from travels throughout the ten districts, as well as intimate portraits and everyday scenes from the foothills of the Maluti Mountains where I was stationed from 2003-2005.

I encourage any one who is interested in purchasing one of these to contact Pete Neumann with Friends of Lesotho. The proceeds do not benefit myself or my company, but rather the non-profit and its development projects in the rural communities where many of these very same images were made. I have given the organization full use of these images for this project at absolutely no cost in an effort to give as much back to the Basotho people as I can at this time.

Beautiful calendar, good cause! Khotso-Pula-Nala.

Click on the IMAGE above for ordering details.

Best, Jeremy


It’s not just a bike…

A bicycle awaits it’s owner outside of a shop in the town of Chipata, Zambia.

A fundraiser for ACIRFA will he held at the Steam & Steel Cafe in Silverton, Colorado this Friday evening Oct. 3rd from 6-9pm. I will be presenting a slideshow of images from throughout Africa, with an emphasis on “The Utilitarian Bicycle” shot primarily in Zambia during my last visit. A certain percentage of the proceeds from sold photographs that evening will also be donated to ACIRFA as part of the fundraiser. To learn more about the organization visit their link HERE.

Hope to see you this weekend!

Cheers, Jeremy

1309 Green Street
Silverton, Colorado

Above Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2008. All Rights Reserved.