The Big Picture (news in photographs at Boston.com) recently did a story on the poverty amoungst the white population in South Africa and i’m not entirely sure what to make of it hey.
I don’t normally post anything on weekends, but after a friend here in Canada showed me these pictures i felt compelled to throw in my two cents. You see, he was under the impression that everyone who was white in South Africa was wealthy (compared to non-whites). He asked me whether these pictures surprised me and quite frankly….they did.
Those are just 3 of 27 photographs taken by Reuters photographer Finbarr O’Reilly. For the rest of click HERE.
I was aware that poverty exists in all races around South Africa, but i still don’t know what it is about these pictures that convey such emotion.
Maybe one of the comments on the site says it best: “Every once in a while you get a glimpse of reality beyond own your small experience that reminds you: you have no idea.”
What do you make of it?