Forthcoming: 1 February – 26 May 2022
I first came across this beautiful rural and disadvantaged area of Transkei while studying photojournalism at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. Since then, I’ve spent a lot of time exploring the rough Wildcoast, meeting and photographing the incredible people living there, as well as writing about the area and Xhosa culture for diverse magazines, newspapers and websites.
At the end of 2021, I traveled to my second motherland, and an important part of this journey was carrying out a journalistic photography project about the Wildcoast and the Transkei in general. My goal was to track down the ‘models’ I’ve captured over the past 20 years and interview them about what’s been happening over the last two decades. My plan to share earlier prints with them and to photograph them again was very challenging but at the end a success. This unique documentary photo exhibition will open in early 2022 in the Zuid-Afrika huis in Amsterdam.
Dit project is mede mogelijk gemaakt door het Steunfonds Freelance Journalisten en door mede-financier Cultuur Explosie.