Tsvangirayi Mukwazh

Zimbabwe

I like this picture because it leaves one wondering whether the ball went in or not. It's filled with suspense - the only person who has the answer to the question is the photographer. Unlike a professional basketball player, this aspiring player displays his skills in a rather humorous posture as he attempts to score. The ball is homemade from wrapped-up plastic and old newspapers.

I am a freelance photographer based in Zimbabwe. My work has been exhibited in Mali, the Netherlands, Germany and South Africa.

Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, Zimbabwe
By arrangement with africanpictures.net

mag cover This article is from the January 2005 issue of New Internationalist.
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