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Adventure, culture, art, environment and sustainability stories.

A woman picking tea in the tea plantations of Nantou in Taiwan. Travel journalism and travel photography by Lizane Louw.

Mingjing Township, Nantou. One of the most famous tea regions on the Island of Taiwan.

Travel features and travel journalism

On these pages you can find travel features, travel photographs and travel experiences I recommend. My work in travel journalism and photography has taken me to over 60 countries. After living and studying in Asia for a decade I moved to Germany. My focus shifted from hard news and investigative journalism to more environmental and cultural topics. Currently I cover travel, culture, environmental and sustainability stories in Europe, Africa and beyond.

Travel and landscape photography

As a travel, culture and nature photographer I am currently working on a curation of images Elements of Nature. The first series, “Land of Fire, Series I, A Study of the Namib Desert” was created on location in Namibia in 2019. The second series in the Elements of Nature curation was created on a 19 day Ring Road road trip around the island of Iceland in 2021. “Land of Fire and Ice, Series I”, coming soon.

New work:

Giclée Print Collection “Land of Ice and Fire”.

Vestrahorn, Stockness Peninsula, Iceland.

Vestrahorn is a mountain in southeast Iceland, close to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and on the Ring Road towards the East Fjords.


Current project: Land of Ice and Fire


60+ countries and counting

Let’s work together

I am a travel journalist and photographer based in Berlin and work mostly in Europe and Africa. I am available for international assignments as a journalist, photographer and documentary filmmaker. I also offer lectures and workshops in photography and in visual and travel journalism.

Landscape photograph of Deadvlei in Namibia. Travel journalism and travel photography by Lizane Louw.
Deadvlei, Sosussvlei. Nambia

“There are still so many places on our planet that remain unexplored. I’d love to one day peel back the mystery and understand them.”

— Annie Leibovitz