blacks and whites
With these two images I wanted to raise awareness among people of the big social differences between blacks and whites in South Africa.
The image in black and white is of one of the largest townships in the whole country near Cape Town, whereas the colour one is of the beach houses in Muizenberg. The contrast between the ones where black people live and those only used by whites to get changed is so obvious, as well as unfair. I was angry, indignant and even resentful at the time. Therefore, I wanted to share my feelings as well as see the reaction of people in Cork when they heard the story behind the images.
This is one more sign of the racial and class inequalities still present in the country. The two photos are a clear example of how you can look at things from a different and more critical perspective. We have to look at what seems wrong and make sure we fight against it in order to make a better and more equal world for everyone. Don't just look at the surface and think that everything is colourful and nice, because there's another side to the story they don't tell you or want you to know.
The images were on display in Gurranabraher Credit Union in October 2017 as part of a group exhibition I organised with one of my groups, The Norries Camera Club.
long walk to freedom
I used these images to share my experience of driving all over the south and west coasts of the country. The main idea is to show the vastness of the landscape to make people aware of the rich flora and fauna in South Africa.
Another meaning I'd like to believe these photos may have, is the idea of long roads as a metaphor for the freedom movement. They have done many good things, but there's still a long way to go before total equality is achieved and they must get together to discuss and evaluate their situation.
The images were on display in Cobh Library in September 2017 as part of a group exhibition I organised with one of my groups, the Cobh Camera Club.