2011 - 2012
Corrective Rape explores the hate crime against the LGBTI community in South Africa. With the apartheid only a recent memory, the new constitution, implemented in 1996 was committed to giving equal rights to the whole nation. South Africa became the fifth country in the world, the first in Africa, to legalize same-sex marriage. However this new constitution has only exacerbated some people’s homophobic inclinations and could not erase deeply held biases and hatred towards the LGBTI community. I began to create a visual storyboard of what I discovered in the South African townships where homophobia is rife.
By photographing the survivors, scenes of the crime, including evidence and death certificate I wanted to provide a comprehensive study of this hate-crime taking place in South Africa today.