The beautiful people of Namibia's slums

 

Photos and text by Jacob Holdt

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Sex in the slums

In their small tin shacks, where only a thin curtain usually separates the storefront bar from the bedroom, the poor do not have much privacy and I did see a good number of sexual scenes. But even though the Namibian blacks - unlike their white oppressors - have a traditional relaxed attitude toward nudity, they usually did have a strong sense of privacy around sex and I did not - as in America - feel comfortable enough to photograph their love scenes. The exception was in the strong and politically aware gay community.
 

       
Flirtatious man with woman Cecilia's sickness Man with sleeping woman Young Couple in Big Ben near Windhook
Flirtatious man
with woman
Cecilia's sickness Man with
sleeping woman
Young Couple in Big Ben near Windhook
Young couple in Big Ben around Windhook Couple in Big Ben outside Windhook My hostesses Anitha and Sophia in Katutura Young couple in love
Young couple in Big Ben around Windhook Couple in Big Ben outside Windhook My hostesses Anitha and Sophia in Katutura Young couple in love
Sophia and Anitha making love My hostesses making love in our bed Young Namibian couple in love My hostess selling cokain to gangsters
Sophia and Anitha making love My hostesses making love in our bed Young Namibian couple in love My hostess selling cokain to gangsters
Lesbians making love in Namibia Lesbian love    
Lesbians making love in Namibia Lesbian love    

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