Bicycle Portraits from South Africa

South Africans Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler are currently spending as much of their time as possible traveling through South Africa by bicycle to meet and photograph as many fellow cyclists out there as they can find. They are focusing on those who use bicycles as an integral tool in their day-to-day existence, wondering why very few people in South Africa use bicycles as mode of transport despite the lack of proper public transport infrastructure. 

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To finance their goal to publish a book about the project in the first half of 2011, they launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter, which will soon start into phase III for actual printing and binding of 3000 copies of the book. If you pledge an amount of $50 (or more) you thereby pre-order a copy of the book at the same time.

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For constant updates, follow the project on on Twitter and Facebook. You can also find more photographs at the project’s homepage and more video clips on Vimeo.

 

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