Between Dogs and Wolves
South Africa www.jodibieber.com
This project represents a ten-year journey that Jodi Bieber needed to take, beginning in 1994 with the first democratic elections in South Africa. Whether rich or poor, everybody comes with their own baggage. Children accept what is put before them – they are innocent and have little choice. The legacy of South Africa’s past and poverty created an abnormality in its society. Choosing to photograph what Bieber did will not change anything, but it did show that for many, even in the harsh landscape of life, the human spirit is very powerful, with great courage and strength, and the will to keep on trying to move forward and make a better life.