Gallery: “Bicycle Portraits” Raise Cycling Awareness in South Africa

 
Say the founders: "We've noticed that as our major centers develop there still seems to be a trend to make cities more friendly for cars, not people. While this might be happening in many places around the world the effect on individuals seems to be very dramatic in a country like South Africa, where there is a growing divide between those who can afford motorized transport and those who struggle to."

Project founders Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler began documenting cyclists in early 2010. They’re infinitely curious about people and their relationship to bikes. The portraits may be gathered into a real-life book if the project gets enough backers on kickstarter: the closing date is September 16th and there’s still a few thousand dollars left to go. Backers who pledge $50 or more effectively pre-order a copy of the book. Englebrchant and Grober are also creating video portraits as they go, fascinated by the diverse population of South Africa that is united behind their bikes.

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