From June 11 to July 11, South Africa will welcome the 19th Football World Cup and its accompanying mass media scrum. It promises to be a curious encounter which could turn out to be astonishing and even explosive… Others are using the football event to discretely bring about support and motivation for street kids. This is what four non-governmental organizations from England, Macedonia, Brazil and Kenya are doing. The German photographer Christine Fenzl shadowed them in 2005 and 2006, as part of her continuing photographic interest in childhood and adolescence as experienced in different world cities.
Hi Christine, let’s start at the beginning : why and how did you become a photographer ?
After finishing high school my parents gave me a present: my first camera-a pentax. I went on a trip with a close friend of mine; Italy and Spain-and took lots of pictures. I loved it – it was fascinating to me - to press the button and I got the memory I wanted. Later I started to develop and print myself and discovered the whole world of the black and white darkroom. I spend a lot of time in it.
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