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03.26.14 Manenberg

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Manenberg_8309Debby, Zipoorah, Meezie and Zobie Lottering.Manenberg_9306

Debby and Luna, neighbors.

Manenberg_7545Ashwin, 19, a member of the Hard Livings gang.

Manenberg_7473Ashwin and his mother, Charmaine, right.

Manenberg_7943While the row houses are renovated, residents live in shipping containers.

Manenberg_8721Full moon, Manenberg.

 

 

 

 

Written by Sarah Stacke

March 25, 2014 at 3:23 pm

05.13.13 Interviewing David Goldblatt

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In July 2011 while I was in Cape Town working on Love From Manenberg and researching apartheid-era portraiture at UCT, I had the opportunity to interview David Goldblatt. David’s responses  to my questions concerning photography and Apartheid were thoughtful and, in my opinion, brilliant. I’ve spent many hours reflecting on his words and his generous spirit in the time since this interview took place. Below is an excerpt from our conversation. Additional excerpts will be published in the coming weeks.

Images ©David Goldblatt
Interview ©David Goldblatt, ©Sarah Stacke

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Woman in her mother’s home, Soweto, Johannesburg, 1972.
David Goldblatt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afrikaner boy, Hillbrow, Johannesburg, 1972.
David Goldblatt.

Written by Sarah Stacke

May 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm

04.15.13 Thinking of Ishmael

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Ishmael Sondag on the Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town, South Africa.  This picture was taken in June 2011, about one month before Ishmael disappeared from the streets. Naomi and I believe he gave a false name when arrested for tik and is subsequently lost in the system at Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison or has returned to his family in Bloemfontein. Read more about this project here.

Cape Town, South Africa.  2011.  Ishmael Sondag.

Written by Sarah Stacke

April 15, 2013 at 10:32 pm

01.02.13 Naomi: & Shaquille

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Naomi with her two-year-old son Shaquille.  These images were made three months after they relocated to The Ark, a rehabilitation center in Faure, Cape Town, South Africa.  Read more about this project here.

Naomi at the ARK. December, 2012. Cape Town, South Africa.

Naomi at the ARK. December, 2012. Cape Town, South Africa.

Written by Sarah Stacke

January 2, 2013 at 12:20 pm

12.20.12 Naomi: Franz & Harriet

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Franz and Harriet Lottering, parents of Naomi and Debby, on their wedding day in Manenberg.  Harriet passed away when Naomi was in her late teens and living on the streets in Johannesburg. The family believes witchcraft played a role in her death.  Read more about this project here.

Franz and Harriet Lottering.  Wedding Day.

Written by Sarah Stacke

December 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm

12.29.12 Naomi: Debby & Mizy

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Debby, Naomi’s sister, and her youngest son Mizy at home in Manenberg.  Debby and her two sons recently moved into this house when Debby’s aunt passed away, creating space for Debby.  The house is located about a half mile from Debby and Naomi’s childhood home.  Read more about this project here.

121210_Naomi_003Debby Lottering. Manenberg, Cape Town, South Africa. December, 2012.

Written by Sarah Stacke

December 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm

12.29.12 Naomi: Rehabilitation

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Naomi in rehabilitation classes at The Ark.  Faure, Cape Town, South Africa.  Read more about this project here.

Naomi at the ARK. December, 2012. Cape Town, South Africa.121212_Naomi_004121212_Naomi_002

Written by Sarah Stacke

December 29, 2012 at 11:04 am