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Between Dogs and Wolves: Growing up with South Africa

Between Dogs and Wolves is the culmination of over ten years work by the award-winning South African photographer Jodi Bieber. Beginning in 1994 after South Africa’s first democratic elections, the book focuses on a generation of young people growing up on the fringes of South African society. Bieber takes us into one of

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Between Dogs and Wolves is the culmination of over ten years work by the award-winning South African photographer Jodi Bieber. Beginning in 1994 after South Africa’s first democratic elections, the book focuses on a generation of young people growing up on the fringes of South African society. Bieber takes us into one of the toughest neighbourhoods of Johannesburg, an area where gangs rule; into suburbs where prostitutes vary their rates depending on the colour of their clients; and shelters that are home to children living with HIV/Aids. We meet David, a 19-year-old living life on the edge, in the poor white neighbourhood of Fitas; but we also discover children training as dancers and musicians, as well as a father and son trapeze act – all have their dreams of escaping their reality.

This is a book that deals with the loss of innocence, and the instinct for survival -metaphors for the struggle that South Africa itself has faced over many decades.

Born in South Africa and now based in London, Jodi Bieber regularly con­tributes to major magazines, and works on special projects for non-profit organisations throughout the world. Her main passion and focus is on South Africa but she has also worked in many other countries including Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan as well as in the rest of Africa. She has won nume­rous awards, including seven World Press Awards, and has participated in numerous exhibitions internationally.