There’s something to be said about walking the same land that others did hundreds of years ago and seeing the tales that have been created. And then you wonder: what will others think of us many years from now when they walk where we stand now? Rizqah Dollie went exploring.
‘Iʼm always fascinated by how nature continues to thrive, regardless of development and “damage” to the natural environment. It just seems to exist and grow and adapt, unlike humans, regardless of climate change, it just…carries on,ʼ says Rizqah (Ricky) Dollie.
ʻI often feel like I photograph mountains and rocks and ground quite often, and indigenous plants. I think it speaks to…what has always existed, ancient tongues of what was always on the land and what will always be there, regardless of how much damage we do as humans.
ʻI feel like the mountains are representative of us, as humans, in the society in which we live, because their edges are so juxtaposed against all of the other softness, especially in a country like South Africa – if you exist here, among all the issues that you face daily, there is all this natural beauty that you can step out to. It gives you a place. ʼ
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