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Tuesday, 10 March 2009 02:00

The lines that entwine

By  Nicola Hemmes
These photographs were taken on numerous visits to Kalk Bay Harbour in Cape Town and aims to explore how South Africans interact in public on a day to day basis and how certain public spaces are the catalysts for these exchanges.

There are very few places in this world with such a visible gap between rich and poor as South Africa. What is it that builds a bridge between this gap and allows our paths to cross? Is it merely the will to survive; the exchange of money from hand to hand; the aching in our bellies; or is there something more? Have the new rules, laws and lines of demarcation that have been entrenched daily since the end of Apartheid changed, merged and moved? What has spilled over and what has stayed the same? Are we comfortable with these new lines and more importantly, do we question where we stand, and actively engage crossing the lines? Or do we just stand there in silence and watch, like flies on the wall, feeding the frenzy?

All photographs shot using a Canon AE1, 28mm Canon FD lens and Kodak Professional Ektachrome Film E100VS cross-processed. 
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