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February 23, 2009

The Big Issue – Flickr pic of the day




This picture of a woman selling The Big Issue on the streets of Cape Town was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Nick Coyne aka codevader.

Nick says, “A typical Cape Town city street scene – one of the many people who sell The Big Issue to support themselves. This was the end of a hot and windy day and this lady no doubt was pretty tired from being out. She’s sheltering herself from the wind by sitting behind a street sign, but still managing to hold her magazine up to passing cars.

“What do I like about photography in Cape Town? I guess the huge variety of themes that are available to shoot. We have a range of urban subjects, from the poor to the pretty people on the beaches, to fantastic nature and scenery, great sports events, the sea ... I could go on and on! The main challenge is finding time to get out and shoot!” he continues.

The Big Issue is a non-profit organisation aimed at job creation. The organisation was launched in Cape Town in 1996 and publishes a general interest magazine sold by homeless, unemployed and socially excluded people.

If you are looking for a quality holiday during which you can make a difference to impoverished communities, Cape Town is ideal. In addition, with Cape Town’s abundant nature and wildlife, there are opportunities to get involved with organisations concerned with the environment.

Do you have images of Cape Town you’d like to share with us? We’d love you to join the Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group!

Image © Nick Coyne aka codevader 2009


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