The Magazine Issue X: The Forgotten Photographer - Page 33

© Russell Bruns, South Africa, Rhodes University, Finalist, Student Focus,

2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Heewon, Grade 1, Courtrai Primary School, Paarl, South Africa

South Africa's desegregated top-tier schools still face challenges of diversity, integration and old institutional ideologies. Russell Bruns returned to the place where he had started his schooling in 1984, the year of the first democratic elections in South Africa, to observe the changes that have taken place over the last two decades. The location of the school, just kilometres from Pollsmoor Prison, where Nelson Mandela completed his sentence, gave the image an added complexity.