Classical Strings
Project info

Buskaid is a registered charity that gives children from impoverished backgrounds in the townships of South Africa the opportunity to learn classical string instruments to the highest possible standards.

The most talented of these go on to perform in the Buskaid Orchestra that has performed to great acclaim in many venues outside South Africa.

Whilst photographing at the Buskaid Music School in Soweto, I was taken by the enthusiasm and commitment the pupils had for playing their violins, cellos and double basses and conceived the notion of doing a series of portraits that showed their personal relationship with their instrument of choice.