September 2, 2015
On monday I traveled down from the mountains as it was the final day of the Umhlanga / Reed Dance festival where the King chooses a wife. Sadly 38 young lives were lost on the way to the festival when the truck they were traveling in collided with another car. As a result I didn’t think it appropriate to take part in a celebration so instead i concentrated on documenting the living quarters (tents / local schools). The areas where these 38 young people would have been preparing. Like many things I’ve experienced here in Swaziland, it was both very beautiful and very sad.