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A few years ago I was involved in a social upliftment program. If involved going into informal settlements where I had to document certain processes. This image was made in Diepsloot north of Joburg. A crime ridden place, overcrowded and very short of all amenities such as water, electricity. From the outside an intimidating sprawl of shacks and litter. What struck me most once we entered was how many people were just hanging around, unemployment is very high, and how much care people take to keep their living areas clean and tidy. Not easy to achieve under very tough conditions. Ticking bombs these areas. People with nothing, not even hope, and nothing to lose. We ignore this at out peril. #socialdocumentaryphotography #streetphotography #blackandwhitephoto #kitchen #poverty #povertyisnotacrime #male

A few years ago I was involved in a social upliftment program. If involved going into informal settlements where I had to document certain processes. This image was made in Diepsloot north of Joburg. A crime ridden place, overcrowded and very short of all amenities such as water, electricity. From the outside an intimidating sprawl of shacks and litter. What struck me most once we entered was how many people were just hanging around, unemployment is very high, and how much care people take to keep their living areas clean and tidy. Not easy to achieve under very tough conditions. Ticking bombs these areas. People with nothing, not even hope, and nothing to lose. We ignore this at out peril. #socialdocumentaryphotography  #streetphotography  #blackandwhitephoto  #kitchen  #poverty  #povertyisnotacrime  #male 

4 Comments:

  1. machinistswife

    Martin - great story. If you haven't already - you should have a book / memoirs published

  2. martinmkdp

    @machinistswife Thank you. I’m working on it

  3. gilaabramson

    I agree- a book would be spectacular

  4. henrybrink_photographer

    Look forward to seeing it one day Martin 😊

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