The Lonely Road

John Ross

The Lonely Road Foundation is a South African charity, set up to support orphaned and vulnerable children in rural and underprivileged communities in South Africa. Photographer John Ross, working closely with the Foundation, travelled to Limpopo Province in South Africa to photograph the lives of nine different families. A photographic essay about each of the families highlights the tragedies, the challenges, the sadness and scarce moments of happiness that all the families experience. The photography and supporting narrative provides a harrowing insight into the problems that exist within these communities including HIV, poverty, malnutrition, parental neglect and lack of basics including water.

The Lonely Road book is the result of a collaboration between The Lonely Road charity, John Ross and Browns Editions, with the intention of raising awareness and funds to change these children’s lives. Fundraising and book launch events were held in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa, Harvard Business School in the US and the South African High Commission in London.

All funding and proceeds goes to The Lonely Road Foundation.

Published 2013
Designed by Browns
217 x 290mm
Hardback with dust jacket/poster
120 pages
84 images
Edition of 2,000
ISBN 9780956532466

John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
John Ross, The Lonely Road, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design