I worked on this exhibition at the end of last year. The works speak of natural resources and, of course, water specifically. Wildenboer is a gifted artist with fresh interpretations on a subject we tend to forget. Her incorporation of The Odyssey by Homer is both smart and lends to the exhibit a sense of romanticism. Enjoy the shots!
I love Johannesburg and all it has to offer. I spent a day walking around in the CBD and saw and experienced the beautiful, the sad, the happy, the stink. I will do it again soon, though this was the first time I truly felt out of place. My whiteness did not blend, it was not always well-received and when it was I was very much aware of how my camera was exploiting their day to day living. I paid a couple to take their portrait, and I gave to them what I could spare out of the bulked baggage of white privilege on my back. I thank them.
These are the children of the Bult in Potchefstroom, South Africa. They are children, they play, they laugh, they need food and socks. They also scold and swear and smoke and steal and cause havoc. They have eyes to see. But there aren’t many eyes willing to see them. They’re thankful for what you give them, and pesky when you ignore them. The point is, these are the children of the Bult, and you can see them.