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mary turner (uk)

NOOR - Until The Old Man Dies

Mary Turner is a news and documentary photographer based in the United Kingdom from where she works on long term projects about people and communities less represented by the mainstream media.

 

UNTIL THE OLD MAN DIES

 

In recent years Zimbabwe has all but fallen off the map. Its president Robert Mugabe has reformed and changed the country forever but at a huge cost.

Zimbabwe’s once flourishing economy is broken and the majority of its people are believed to live on less than a dollar a day. It is a criminal offence to speak ill of the president and his portrait hangs omnipotent in every office and public business in every town and city.

It seems at times that all sense of identity and pride has been lost as people avoid your gaze and live in silent fear, but scratch below the surface and a resilient and proud nation is waiting patiently, until the ‘old man’ dies. Believing against all the odds that perhaps then there will be a proud future for their fractured country. 

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