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Swiss photographer captures the hard side of life in South Africa [in pictures]

Moving images from Claudio Rasano show the fragility of life in South Africa through this series he took on a recent visit to the country.

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Photographer Claudio Rasano, is based in Basel Switzerland and, while exploring the relationships between spaces and humans, published a series of photographs taken in South Africa.



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Rasano explained more about his images and the process of what he was trying to achieve with these moving images.

“My series shows the hard side of life in South Africa using portraits and landscapes. My portraits are frontal taken at eye level, looking directly and ahead, the face cast in shadow showing a strong and determined expression. The portraits are evident that the person is the subject of interest reflecting the face of the person using no background to provide context or embellishment. Besides the portraits, landscapes also form part of my series: houses and cottages shown as a shell and then expanded to reflect the vast expanses of the Cape Town and Johannesburg landscapes. What connects the photographs is the impressive natural light of South Africa. It testifies to immediacy, an instantaneous and honest encounter that places the object at the centre.”

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All photos used with the kind permission of Claudio Rasano.

More images of his work can be seen on .