Monday, 28 May 2007

Rough Justice

Pin It This image shows a thief who has been beaten up and handcuffed to a post in the street outside a large Durban market by the shop owners who caught him. He has been displayed in the public eye as a lesson to other would-be thieves. This image was on display at the Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography 2006 (http://www.chobimela.org/migrations.php) in Bangladesh and at my solo exhibition in Durban as a 2m x 1m print.

4 comments:

EneMan said...

Interesting way of dispensing justice. So, does it work? I like the way the head, jacket, and hands lined up and directed my eyes to the hands in the corner of the photo.

Peter Bendheim said...

I document what I see, but I never pass judgement on what I see....

EneMan said...

Thanks for your photos. They are really a great way to show different cultures and they are always interesting.

Peter Bendheim said...

Thanks so much for your comments...and for looking!!