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04.24.13 Zim: Revisiting A6 to Bulawayo

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A6 to Bulawayo is a work in progress.  The pictures in this series were made during my first visit to Zimbabwe in July 2011. For more images from A6 to Bulawayo, click here.

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. 2011.  Matopos National Park.Matopos Evening.

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. 2011.Lion Keeper.Bulayway, Zimbabwe. 2011.

Matabeleland Produce Auctions.


Bulayway, Zimbabwe. 2011.John’s Farm.

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. 2011.Picking Onions.


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April 24, 2013 at 7:47 pm

08.26.11 Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Streets

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.  2011.ZESA.

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. 2011.

Bus Stop, Matopos Road.

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August 26, 2011 at 11:20 am

08.13.11 Zimbabwe: Paul Staak, 29

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Paul Staak.  Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.


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August 13, 2011 at 3:01 pm

08.06.11 Zimbabwe: A6 to Bulawayo

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August 6, 2011 at 10:09 am

07.22.11 Zimbabwe: Absalom Mwinde, 21

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July 22, 2011 at 4:40 pm

07.22.11 Jabu Tom: Langa to Khayelitsha

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Over the weekend Jabu and  I rode the Metrorail from Langa to Khayelitsha, the oldest formal township to the largest and fastest growing informal township.  This particular route is primarily utilized by township residents to commute to and from the City Center.  As the train travels east, the concrete houses of Langa gradually evolve into a sprawl of wood and tin shacks where the corrugated roofs meet the distant horizon.  Nine months out of the year Jabu travels on the train twice per day to transport his sculptures from Langa to the City Center.

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July 22, 2011 at 3:37 pm

07.07.11 Jabu Tom

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Jabu Tom moved to South Africa from Zimbabwe in 2007. He’s an artist who specializes in metal sculpture. During the summer months he sells his work, which largely depicts animals, on the corner of Camp Street in Cape Town. When I met him, I thought the heart of his story would revolve around a young Zimbabwean artist who needed to escape his country because of political strife and personal safety. Yet Jabu left his home primarily because he believed he could make more money for himself and his family outside of Zimbabwe. Of course, politics and economics are always intertwined. I quickly learned the strife in Jabu’s thirty years of life has occurred chiefly in the past four years, rather than in Zimbabwe, South Africa’s depleted neighbor to the north. The narrow border between Zimbabwe and South Africa has been crossed by an estimated 1.5 million Zimbabweans. The number of Zimbabweans residing  in South Africa, legally and illegally, has been the source of great turmoil. Xenophobia within particular communities is rampant. Jabu lives in the township of Langa. Established in 1923, it is the oldest township in Cape Town and was the site of large scale resistance to apartheid. In fear of assault, Jabu chooses not to go outside after 8pm on most nights. As a Zimbabwean he is a target of crime in the streets surrounding his rented home. At the moment, his main goal is to save enough money so he can go back to Zimbabwe and join his parents and three brothers.

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July 7, 2011 at 9:40 am