“I really wish and hope that Wembley to Soweto can be a big tree that grows a lot of branches to let the world know about photography and how what we experience in our everyday lives can be interpreted through pictures.I have learned that I have to persevere in terms of any hardship I come across. Instead of just sitting down and waiting for help, I need to go out there and do it myself.”
Tshepang Masemola, 17 Years Old, Hillbrow, South Africa
“I think my dream came true! Wembley to Soweto has been really beneficial. I’ve learned so much about how to take great pictures and how to understand light.”
Joao Nzina, 19 Years Old, Hillbrow, South Africa
“The white policeman had a grin on his face, so I said “Hi Sir, I’m a learner photographer – can I take a picture of you?” He gave me a huge smile and said “JAAAAA!!” That was a cool one – I just thought to myself, “That whole race thing – that’s history!”"
Siyabonga Sepotokele, 16 Years Old, Soweto, South Africa
“I feel so lucky to have been involved. It was the first time I really felt part of something.”
Joel Faddy, 19 Years Old, Newcastle, UK