Sunday, 25 November 2007

Alexandra Township

On Saturday the 24th of November I went to take some images in Alexandra Township. I was taken to specific places of historical and current value. I was shooting for the title sequence of a new documentary pilot which has been shot in Alex called Alex Tonship. It was an enlightening experience and opened my eyes to the fact that Alex is so close to other areas in a total different reality. It is also a over populated area in need of desperate development.

A Soccer game outside the mens hostels in Alex.

Kids playing cricket

Revlon towels hanging in block of flats in Alex.

A house and bussines in Alex, there are no walls around properties in the townships center.

Another shot of the inside of someones property in Alex.

Chickens and dogs are a huge part of the community in Alex and in general in South African township society, you find them everywhere.

A portrait of an old man who was born and bred in Alexandra Township.

3 regular sites in Alex, a hearse, a women selling mealies and a general dealer.

The back stoep of an original house in the Alex community. The people in Alex say that the new RDP houses are very poorly constructed and the old Apartheid ones are much stronger.

The original movie cinema in Alex that played cry of a beloved country and was bombed shortly after. The original owner Mr. Mohammed stills owns the cinema and rebuilt it with his family.

The orginal projectionist who still runs the cinema, he has worked all around the world and is one of the best at what he does.

No comments: