Lindokuhle Sobekwa, Daleside
In “Daleside”, the South African photographer (born 1995) describes the transformation of the community south of Johannesburg, which was once dominated by white people, and that he visited as a child. The portraits, taken in recent years, reveal the changes and show how the problems of Daleside compare to those of other places in the country.
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Lindokuhle Sobekwa met these three young friends in a supermarket.
An employee mows the lawn, along the main street of Daleside, outside a private property.
A young woman with her son and a neighbour at the entrance to one of the better Daleside homes.
The ten-year-old Dominique dances on her bed. The servant in the background reminds Sobekwa of his mother.
The Bossman family’s children play in the garden.
Going shopping. Sobekwa was amused by the sign reading “Daleside: Home of Champions”.
Sobekwa was particularly interested in the private parts of the houses, such as the bathroom here.
A family having a typical barbecue in front of their home.
Dominique in the dining room of her parents’ home.
Drought conditions, during the summer of 2019, caused many grassy surfaces to catch fire.
Two neighbourhood girls in front of the Bossman house.
A homeowner explains to a builder how the entranceway needs to be paved.
A man in his bedroom.
A dreamy-eyed girl on the sitting-room sofa.
Geraldine and her husband; a newly married couple.
Two brothers fighting with each other.
Two workers look after their employee’s child, which reveals a relationship of great trust.
A security guard on a farm.
In South Africa, a dust devil approaching a house is considered a bad omen.
For Sobekwa, this old lady in front of her house is representative of Daleside.