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alley, trying to sell sweets, to a woman in her mid-twenties helping her grandmother to the local market; their features show signs of some or other hardship. With the high altitude causing sunburn and the freezing temperatures causing frostburn, their weathered faces are evidence of the harsh environment in which they live. And yet, hardships aside, an open

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smile, shy wave or burst of laughter are never too much effort. Photographer Maritz Verwey graduated from the National College of Photography in 2001. Deciding that a change of scenery would do him a world of good, Verwey set off for the United States, to take up a job as a photographer on a cruise liner. Photographing countless numbers

of people in different circumstances enabled him to anticipate some of the best reactions from people. He says, “I’ve come to love the reportage style of photographing people, hence I ended up photographing people in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Nepal, and Tibet. Although all these places ignited my urge to travel, I will always call Africa my home and I would

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