Gold / 2019 / Press / Other

Free Yourself

  • Prize
    Gold in Press/Other
  • Company
    Isabel Corthier Photographer
  • Photographer
    Isabel Corthier
  • Credit
    Isabel Corthier

“ Free Yourself” shows youngsters in the township Vrygrond in Cape Town, South Africa, born after apartheid. They grew up with hopeful anticipation for a better life than their parents. In reality, they are faced with a difficult situation in the township where unemployment, crime, and drug abuse is high.According to the principles of Mandela: “Free yourself - Free others - Serve Every Day” they are lifting themselves out of poverty. Through developing their talents they have become role models for the youngsters in their community and make a positive contribution to society.

Isabel Corthier is a freelance documentary photographer who works internationally for humanitarian organizations. Her work has been used for fundraising campaigns and communications for NGO’s such as  Caritas, Trias, Médecins sans Frontières and more. Isabel’s work has been exhibited in China (Lishui, Pingyao), India (Calcutta), Australia, France (Barrobjectif) and Belgium. Some of her pictures have won awards (Gold at PX3). Het latest series Free Yourself is published in National Geographic NL.Since 2015 Isabel is an official Fujifilm X-ambassador.