Waiting - People of South Africa and Swaziland

February 29, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

I've produced a new book, this time a collection of photos from our trip last summer through South Africa and a visit to Swaziland. Here's an excerpt from the back cover to give you an idea of what I was trying to do:

“What’s it like to live here” is the question running through my mind whenever I travel. Of course, speeding across 2,000 Km in a bus over 19 days doesn’t give one time to stop and get to know the locals, especially in a land as expansive and diverse as South Africa and Swaziland. The images in this book are true “snap” shots, many taken through the window of a moving bus, and can only provide a hint of what ordinary people experience in daily living. I’ve selected those images that I feel convey not only what people do but also the environments in which they live.

The hard part was to select 40 images from 6,673 photos I took during our 19-day trip. Obviously, I didn't produce a travelog or report on the entire trip. What I attempted to do was to capture one overriding takeaway from the trip, the sense that South Africa is a brand new country, freed only 15 years ago from White, Apartheid-based government and social order that dated back over 300 years. It's exciting to see a country, society and culture in its infancy and to wonder what will emerge in the coming years.

Click on the cover shot below to preview and, if you wish, purchase a copy "Waiting - The People of South Africa and Swaziland"

 


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