Eugene Cho

the beauty of south africa

While there were some painful images of poverty and human suffering, I also saw the beauty of South Africa.  During my short stay there, I saw both its beauty and depravity.  One of the folks I met in South Africa asked me to make sure I shared with people how beautiful South Africa was in light of the distorted perceptions that some folks have that Africa is only corruption and poverty.

I made that promise.  And so, I am sharing these pics [taken my myself and another fella from Boston] to show a glimpse of the beauty of South Africa.  Mr. Leo: I hope I made you proud with these photos.  Thanks for letting me use your Canon G9. 

If you’ve got any questions about any pics, let me know. Enjoy:

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4 Responses

  1. neu says:

    Oh my! Those pics are wonderful! I’ve never been to SA (but my dad has), but as a Nigerian-American, I share your sentiment that the dark side of Africa shouldn’t always be portrayed. Over the past two years, I’ve become more convicted about bad-mouthing the place of my ethnic heritage. So, the next time I go (probably this Christmas), I will show its beauty both in writing and photography.

    I remember being on an online forum, and someone once said, “Well, the oil we use comes from countries full of nothing but terrorists and scammers”. And that hit me so hard, as Nigeria’s cash crop is oil. And I cringe at the Nigerian scammer remarks I hear almost every day. Gee, can anything good come out from Nigeria anymore? 😦

    Thanks Eugene. 🙂

  2. Tom says:

    Beautiful continent. Beautiful country. Nice pics, Eugene.

    @neu–always good to see for ourselves. Sounds like you’re in a position to do so. Cool.

  3. Greg says:

    Very nice indeed. I very much enjoy Capetown.

  4. swainlife says:

    Great shots Eugene!

    Did you ever watch the film “In My Country” that came out a few years ago. It dealt with SA and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings? It’s worth watching.

    Cheers,
    Matt

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