Q ex­hi­bi­tion: THEN AND NOW

Then and Now – Non­jab­ulo A Pho­to­graphic Se­ries of Chil­dren af­fected by HIV/AIDS.

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This pho­to­graphic ex­hi­bi­tion is based on pho­tographs taken by Zoë Morley of chil­dren in­fected or af­fected by HIV/AIDS at the Re­hoboth Chil­dren's Vil­lage in the prov­ince of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Zoe lived and vol­un­teered in this Vil­lage when she was 19 and took a se­ries of pho­tographs then, and re­turned in 2017, 10 years later, and pho­tographed the chil­dren again as young adults. Be­fore en­ter­ing the vil­lage, th­ese chil­dren's sto­ries were of sick­ness, dis­abil­ity, ne­glect, and abuse and in some cases vi­o­lence. The ex­hi­bi­tion is a se­ries of then/now can­did pho­tographs giv­ing a win­dow into the in­no­cent faces at the front of South Africa's AIDS epi­demic. “It has been a priv­i­lege for me to share a mo­ment in time with th­ese won­der­ful young peo­ple and to be a wit­ness to their strength and re­silience over time”, says Zoë.

Th­ese chil­dren have been given a brighter fu­ture at Re­hoboth in a home-like en­vi­ron­ment, where their emo­tional and phys­i­cal needs are tended to, and their ed­u­ca­tion and devel­op­ment sup­ported. Although th­ese chil­dren will al­ways have chal­lenges, they have all been given a sec­ond chance at the Vil­lage.

Zoë Morley, re­spected pho­tog­ra­pher, re­sides in Narem­burn.

All con­tri­bu­tions made from this ex­hi­bi­tion, Non­jab­ulo 2018, will be do­nated to Re­hoboth Chil­dren's Vil­lage. The ex­hi­bi­tion, ti­tled NON­JAB­ULO - which means hap­pi­ness in Zulu – is part of the 2018 Head-On Photo Fes­ti­val.

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