Wow. Why didn’t somebody think of this sooner? Three young and smart Cape Town based photographers did the unthinkable and went around Camps Bay taking pictures and videos of people doing ordinary things like walking their dogs and eating at restaurants, the same way white visitors to the townships of Langa and Khayelitsha usually rock up there and start taking photos of people living their lives. But unlike the tourists, who usually come in large numbers and buses, and who have paid to take a township tour, a concept that is highly problematic in and of itself, these two women and men went as the three of them and taped the reactions. Priceless.
I love living in a time where challenging popular tropes about how the difference races and classes interact with each other is happening in such blatant and confrontational ways. Luckily it’s not a long video but I love how it places you right in the line of thinking about this kind of thing. Well done youngins.