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Amakhosi
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Dpi 118.1102
Title Amakhosi
Compressed File Size 3984588.8
Property Release PR-NON
Branded_id APN114325
Ingestion_path african.pictures/Independent Photographers/David Larsen
Bit Depth 24
Orientation portrait
Media Id 98_468
Model Release MR-NON
Subcollections David Larsen
Media Type image
City Stanger
Browse_path african.pictures/Independent Photographers/David Larsen
Location KwaDukuza
Country South Africa
Colour Components 3
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.
Keywords colour image ,South Africa,Africa,vertical,KwaZulu-Natal,black African man,events & activities,Heritage Day,Shaka day,traditional dress,portrait,animal skin,pride,chief,inkosi,amakosi,
Royalty Free no
Pixel Size 2709 x 4047
Credit Line David Larsen / Independent Photographers / african.pictures
Province KwaZulu Natal
Populated 1
Collections Independent Photographers
Creation_date 2008-02-16T22:48:29
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Property_release PR-NON
Bit_depth 24
Media_id 98_468
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Media_type image
Colour_components 3
Royalty_free no
Pixel_size 2709 x 4047
Credit_line David Larsen / Independent Photographers / african.pictures