I’m taking over the @womenphotograph IG this week. Please follow along and also take a moment to check out all the phenomenal photogs who are a part of Women Photograph.
Photo by @sarah_stacke Naomi Lottering inside her childhood home in Manenberg, South Africa. Naomi is smart, fierce, funny and vulnerable. She and I met in Sea Point, an affluent Cape Town neighborhood where Naomi was living on the streets. She brought me to Manenberg for the first time. Naomi started spending nights on the streets in her early teens to escape the predictability of home. She experimented with alcohol, drugs and sex. The temporary escape they provided drew her further and further away. For years she’s checked in with her family when she felt like it, sometimes every other week and sometimes not for months at a time. Her sister, Debby, and Father, Franz, love her unconditionally.
This week I’m sharing images from “Love From Manenerg,” an ongoing project I began seven years ago in South Africa.
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