In August 2013 I spent two weeks in the Republic of South Africa and I travelled across the coastal regions of the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.
The Republic of South Africa has made a tremendous way since that the apartheid regime was terminated in 1994, however, millions of people, mostly black people continue to live there in poverty. The makeshift tinplate shacks of the slums have neither running water nor toilets. Women and children have no other choice but to go to common wells and toilets, where they are completely defenceless and cannot do anything else but to pray so that no one takes a fancy to bully them.
I have seen extreme poverty in tinplates cities, wealth of Western European level, beauty of nature and those remaining animals of the once-rich African fauna that live in nature reserves: so I would like to display these contradictions by means of photography in the framework of my exhibition.