I was working on a project a few weeks ago withKhusela Ikhaya Project to stop Shack Fires when I came across this young boy in Imizamo Yethu Informal Settlement, Hout Bay.
His Mom asked him to come outside and smile for the camera. A brief hesitation was followed by a leap into my frame. So many assumptions can be made from this photo, but I will have to leave it at the title for now. I never managed to pursue my curiosity.
Until next time, I hope to see this smile again.