Shanty Town in Cape Town, South Africa
A typical homestead in a shanty town. Being given the opportunity to see how the people of this town live was such an incredible experience. They are humble, real, satisfied, good natured, and above all else, they are happy with what they have. They do not ask for more, they live for the moment, for each other and have a sense of peace about them that I have not encountered with anyone in the western world before. There is no danger here, despite being warned about going into a place like this, we were only greeted with acceptance.
It would be so easy for them to dislike us for living better lives, invading their spaces, treating them as an attraction. All we were faced with were smiles and a want to talk to and learn from us.
Truly one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
Taken from inside a bus, traveling at around 15km/h, camera lens pressing up against the glass, sun behind me, thankfully.
f2.8, 1/1250, ISO 80
This photo has not been enhanced, changed or edited in any way.
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