Photographer pays tribute to South African mothers in stunning images

Photographer pays tribute to South African mothers in stunning images

- Andile Bhala has paid tribute to South African mothers

- He shared evocative images of mothers selling brooms in townships

- He said through their hard work, they made the current generation

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A photographer has paid tribute to hardworking and dedicated South African mothers in a series of evocative images.

Andile Bhala, who is based in Orlando West in Soweto, posted the images on his Twitter account recently, gathered.

They show four women carrying brooms, which they are presumably selling in the townships to provide for their families. Two of the women are even seen carrying babies on their backs.

Andile accompanied his photos with the simple caption, "They made us!" This implies that through their never-ending struggles, the mothers shaped the current generation.

On his website,, Andile says his aim is to tell the authentic stories of the people of South Africa.

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His work is mostly from around Soweto and Johannesburg CBD:

I enjoy documentary photography; I specialise in everyday lives of South Africans, ordinary, diverse, conflicting and street photography.

Andile's tribute touched the hearts of many of his followers and has racked up over 3,200 likes and 1,000 retweets so far. See some reactions below.

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