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February 2017 issue
Township
by Anne Rearick
“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine.  Fabulous!” Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film & documentary maker
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For the past decade Anne Rearick has photographed life in predominantly black townships outside of Cape Town. With the use of a traditional medium format camera and a humanist sensibility, Rearick’s photographs are a testament to the spirit of those South Africans who face endemic violence, extreme economic hardship, and racism that has not abated, while all the time maintaining dignity, hope and courage. Rearick’s work has taken her to into the classrooms of overcrowded schools, the emergency room of an underfunded government hospital, burgeoning churches and the homes of those who live there. With South Africa’s current political climate, economic instability and increasing social unrest, these images serve as a reminder of just what is at stake in this fragile new democracy.
Young Woman.
Store. Langa Township. Joe Slovo Informal Settlement. © Anne Rearick / Agence VU
Couple. Cloetesville, 2004.
Boy with dog.
Man with car.
Langa township, 2011.
Sunday.
Young boxers.
End of Sotho burial
Dream girl.
At the Fullness of Christ Church.
Mncedisi with his Congregation.
Dance on a Sunday afternoon.