Having grown up in the Eastern Cape, South Africa I have had the privilege of being exposed to many facets of the Xhosa Culture. One of these being the rite of passage that a male Xhosa has to undergo to become a man. This entails circumcision and a period of seclusion in the bush – during which he will be instructed as to his role in the society in which he can now take his rightful place.
The fact that I have been allowed to take these images is not something I take lightly and I have endeavoured to treat my privilege with the necessary respect.
(This gallery will be expanded in the coming weeks)
44. Initiate Portrait 001
46. Initiate Portrait 002
47. Initiate Portrait 003
50. Initiate Portrait 004