Graeme Williams photographed South Africa’s transition to democracy. He is now revisiting Johannesburg’s inner city with his camera – as well as other significant places he photographed during the violent struggle here. He says that while the Apartheid system around which photography revolved in the 1980s is gone, it doesn’t mean that South Africa has arrived as an healthy and equitable society.
“I never had this feeling of, okay, ja, ra, ra, for democracy. You know I don’t actually care what it is, as long as it’s an equitable society. And you know, I would say, we have a form of democracy now but I certainly don’t think it’s a very healthy society. So the situation, for me, hasn’t changed that much. The big Apartheid is gone, but it doesn’t mean we have a healthy and happy society,” Williams says in the video interview.
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