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Amakhosi
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Creation_date 2008-02-16T23:11:47
Bit Depth 24
City Stanger
Country South Africa
Colour Components 3
Orientation portrait
Compressed File Size 4299161.6
Province KwaZulu Natal
Keywords colour image ,South Africa,Africa,vertical,KwaZulu-Natal,Shaka day,celebrations,black African man,portrait,
Media Type image
Credit Line David Larsen / Independent Contributors / Africa Media Online
Ingestion_path Africa Media Online/African Pictures/David Larsen
Subcollections David Larsen
Royalty Free no
Description Heritage Day in South Africa Coincides with the Zulu celebration of Shaka Day in honour of the founding king of the Zulu nation. On this day the Zulu King, currently King Goodwill Zwelithini, the Zulu Royal Family, the chiefs and large crowds of Zulu subjects in traditional clothing gather to celebrate. There are speeches, but there is also much dancing and singing. It was during the speeches when all the press cameras were turned on the King and Zulu politicians of the likes of former vice president Jacob Zuma, that I managed to get close to a group of amakhosi (chieftains) to take individual portraits. It is a sign of disrespect to look an older man, and particularly an "inkosi" in the eye so I had to work carefully. I kept low and my subjects were fortunately gracious.
Location KwaDukuza
Property Release PR-NON
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Model Release MR-NON
Collections Independent Contributors
Pixel Size 2697 x 4049
Branded_id APN114232
Browse_path Africa Media Online/African Pictures/David Larsen
Media Id 97_651
Title Amakhosi
Populated 1
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Credit_line David Larsen / Independent Contributors / Africa Media Online
Royalty_free no
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Model_release MR-NON
Pixel_size 2697 x 4049
Media_id 97_651