My environmental portraits of young individuals dressed in school uniforms seek to create a complex body of work and provoke questions concerning identity, education, and class system. Each image exists as a single portrait within a series, a community of photographs. The subjects, dressed in traditional uniform attire, gaze in acknowledgment of the audience. Each young student stands within his or her domestic space, yet, there exists an awkwardness in the way each presents himself or herself.
— Sarah-Marie Land
Modern media represents women narrowly: passive, delicate and feminine—a woman in military clothing is practically a visual impossibility. In this portrait series, women don vintage officer uniforms, thus questioning the highly masculine image of military glory and highlighting the proud independence of modern women.
LGBTI rights in Africa often clash with traditional African culture in which same-sex relationships are deemed 'un-African' and where homophobia is rampant. This is especially the case in the suburbs of the big cities like Cape Town or Johannesburg, where intolerance often leads to violence against women like Chedino and her friends — read their stories in this great photoessay.
won the European Publishers Award for Photography 2009, for his book Transsibériades.
A stunning series of portraits of people — shortly before and just after they die — is touring Europe now, and tackling one of the biggest remaining taboos in Western societies. Photos by