Sue Kramer

Photographer
ZIPZAP CIRCUS SCHOOL
Location: south africa
Nationality: south africa
Biography:  SUE KRAMER PHOTOJOURNALIST suekramer@iafrica.com mobile: +27829029452 phone: +27214617292 Cape Town, South Africa I have worked as a social documentary photographer since the late 1980’s. My career began when I documented the Struggle against... MORE
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ZIPZAP CIRCUS SCHOOL
Copyright ©Sue Kramer 2022
Updated Dec 2012
Topics Arts, Cape town, Children, Circus with a Social Conscience, Community, Documentary, Education, Hope, NEW, Photography, photojournalism, South Africa, Western Cape, Youth

I am a social documentary photographer but have also worked on many children’s books. From the moment I first encountered  the Zipzap Circus,  it immediately captured my attention. It is a circus with a social conscience that began in 1991 as a swing on a tree in a township in Cape Town, a dream of two Trapeze Artists, a South African  Brent van Rensburg and his French wife Laurence Esteve .They started a free circus school for children of diverse backgrounds , to teach them trapeze, juggling, other circus skills and  learn trust , self-confidence, teamwork, discipline, and most of all, fun.  In 20 years, it has grown to a circus school in a permanent tent with many outreach programmes, one for HIV positive children and another which aims to rehabilitate street children.

 I want to continue documenting their work, their shows, and their outreach programmes.

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