Harare (When the lights were low)
As a Southern African photographer, I have shared in the excitement of my Zimbabwean friends as they have dealt with recent events in their home country. While unable to visit during the recent change of presidency, this series is prepared as a homage to the people of Zimbabwe (and to all people who aspire to progressive change). The works submitted were initially taken at (and around) the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA). I have intentionally worked with low lighting conditions where photographer-produced lighting sources were not allowed. The one exception is the final shot which was taken in full daylight - although as the work emerges from relative darkness in to the light of the day, there is a certain ambiguity in the 'double' portrait of the final image.