South Africa, Transkei, 1992
During initiation rites marking the passage into manhood, boys of the Xhosa tribe are circumcised and their bodies covered with white clay. They live as a group, in a hut away from their village, where they are visited each day by elders of the tribe, who give them lessons about the responsibilities of becoming a man.

James Nachtwey

Print Size: 1485x990 mm
Frame Size: 1575x1080 mm
Paper Type: Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta 315gsm
Frame Colour: Black
Exhibit: POS JN 174 50

 

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South Africa, Transkei, 1992


During initiation rites marking the passage into manhood, boys of the Xhosa tribe are circumcised and their bodies covered with white clay. They live as a group, in a hut away from their village, where they are visited each day by elders of the tribe, who give them lessons about the responsibilities of becoming a man.


Photographer:
James Nachtwey


Print Size: 1485x990 mm

Frame Size: 1575x1080 mm

Exhibit: POS JN 174 50

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