Zinyange Auntony

8th Edition, CAP Prize Shortlist 2019

8th Edition, CAP Prize Shortlist 2019

I am humbled to be shortlisted for the Contemporary African Photography Prize 2019, along with other 24 photographers amongst them are peers and mentors. Nominated for my series 'Power and Glory' which gives visual documentation and testimony of Zimbabwe’s history of political violence and impunity.  CHECK OUT THE FULL SHORTLIST HERE

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The Freedom Train_Zimbabwe's Only Commuter Train

The Freedom Train_Zimbabwe's Only Commuter Train

Chugging through townships, maize fields and scrubland as the sun rises, Zimbabwe’s only commuter train is cheap and reliable – two qualities its passengers cherish in a downwards-spiralling economy

Each morning sleepy travellers walk to the tracks and clamber aboard Zimbabwe’s only commuter train as it prepares to leave the Cowdray Park settlement at 6am and embark on its 12-mile (20km) journey into Bulawayo, the country’s second city.

The popular service was revived in November after being suspended for 13 years. The rail network collapsed under President Robert Mugabe, who ruled for nearly four decades until he was ousted in 2017. CHECK OUT THE FULL ESSAY HERE

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