Chaconne Martin-Berkowicz

Year: 2015
Affiliations: Psychological and Brain Sciences, Writing Seminars, Visual Arts
Award: DURA

Project Description

Exploring Loss and Hope in South Africa’s Townships

This project explores the concepts of personal loss and hope within the context of South Africa’s political and civil changes of the last 20 years. By conducting interviews and compiling photos that participants themselves take, I will gain an understanding of how South Africa will develop to either release itself from the grasp of apartheid, or remain a country devastated by its past. I will speak to participants about the photographs and their aspirations for the future. The final project will be a book containing the interviews, photographs, and my own impressions of the stories I am told.

Mentor: Dr. Tristan Davies


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