People are living there

 Perhaps this is a modern day, post-apartheid Fugard tale (if I have to spell out the post title): The young South African press photographer and Ruth First fellow Alon Skuy explains how he found people making a home out of nothing at all, under a bridge. There is something in the picture he describes that speaks of dignity and resilience, even in the most dire of circumstances. But the description, like his pictures, is also a deeply unsettling account of the precariousness of life in South Africa. You can read more about Skuy and see examples of his work (like the one posted above, for which he won a Mondi Award) here.


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