Portraits of South Africans residents by Zwelethu Mthethwa

March 12, 2014

Zwelethu Mtethwa is a photographer from South Africa. He is internationally acclaimed for his revealing portraits of South Africans within their natural environments. The people he photographs are not fazed by his camera, and seem to go on existing as if it weren’t there. Their surroundings, and the subjects relationship to it is equally revealing as their posture and facial expression. Mtethwa depicts everyday characters of South Africa in a strikingly honest manner. Recently he was accused of murder, the case is still ongoing.

text written by Cole Tracy