23 April 2009

Another Identity Portrait

One more portrait from inkokhelo.com shot by Mikko Kapanen (that'd be me).

About month ago we started working on our identity project Inkokhelo. Our starting point was iziduko, the clan names of Xhosa people. Being located in Cape Town it seemed like a convenient natural starting point. But it was never to be the end of it; of course project like this has its own life span for however long and it really is about the journey and not the destination.

Our latest model is Shaqir who has his roots in Khoi Khoi, Java and French Hugenots, which makes him uniquely and so distinctly South African. I find this stuff powerfull and I am currently editing an interview where he talks about his identity. That will be uploaded soon and you can hear it from this blog as well.