Friday, January 21, 2011

Lerato Maduna

Lerato Maduna, one of a new crop of young documentary photographers, focuses on the similarities and the challenges South Africans face today. With the advent of democracy, rural people left their homes for the cities. Her two compelling essays, Meet O Makhelwane Bam (Meet the neighbours, my neighbours) and Meet the neighbours, are both statements about the need for understanding and bridging the language and historic divisions that Apartheid created among migrant workers.