Children play in garbage near Johannesburg's city center in a former park that deteriorated into a dump with the demise of apartheid in the early 1990s. Since 2001, when this photo was taken, the city has launched a cleanup campaign and built the Nelson Mandela bridge over the spot. Elsewhere, black vendorswho have turned the formerly neat and tightly controlled downtown into a chaotic but vibrant open marketstill toss garbage in the streets. Apartheid's end brought new freedoms and opportunities for blacks in South Africa's largest and wealthiest city, but also crime, an increasing gap between rich and poor, and a certain amount of chaos.
Camera: Leica M6 Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50 Lens: 21mm Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/8
Weather Conditions:Sunny Time of Day: Afternoon Lighting Techniques: Natural light