Briljant in Blikkiesdorp

April 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

(English below)

Danisha is baie slim en werk baie hard. ‘n Sinkkaia in Blikkiesdorp keer haar nie om uitsonderlik te presteer nie.

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(Click to enlarge / Klik om groter te maak)

Canon EOS 5DmkII & Canon 16-35 mm f2.8L USM

1/60 f14 ISO100 (35 mm)

Blikkiesdorp is a very poor area near the Cape Town International Airport. Danisha beats the odds and works extremely hard at school.

That wire was not staged, it was there. I had to think of Roger Ballen’s work while trying to fit the wire into the picture. Ballen has moved from reportage to art. He does so wonderfully. Look at his work and see how wires inspire and inform his imagery.

I have tried to capture the amazing brilliance of a girl trapped in poverty.

Next picture from Blikkiesdorp. / Volgende foto van Blikkiesdorp.

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