“There is something particular about a still image that has the power to move people in a very profound way … It was to engage with the actual reality of what it meant to be living under Apartheid, what did it look like, that’s what had brought us to become photographers.” IF INTERNET CONNECTION SLOW, CLICK THE HD BUTTON FOR SD.
“During Apartheid, then, and now, we need to have these pictures run all the time, photographers capturing what is happening now because the outside world thinks that now everything is perfect in South Africa.”
“I thought: What is the point … If you say, people are poor, or people are sick, or people don’t have running water. Wherever you find capitalism … you will find the rich and the very poor … I couldn’t find legitimation for what I was doing unless I thought I had an answer to capitalism.”
“It’s part of a general slide that we’ve been witnessing … into a state in which corruption – and by this I don’t just mean corruption in the sense of taking money and taking bribes – I mean corruption of values.”
“I feel completely hopeful … I’m living in a completely different world now, because … when I started out, I was looking at the more darker sides of life.”