Photo of the Day: 19 June 2010

Photo: James Nachtwey / PDN Photo of the Day PHOTO OF THE DAY 19 June 2010 Mandela’s Children Xhosa teens, initiated into manhood in a ...


PHOTO OF THE DAY
19 June 2010


Mandela’s Children

Xhosa teens, initiated into manhood in a centuries-old circumcision ritual called ulwaluko, stay in seclusion outside their Eastern Cape village, wrapped in ceremonial blankets and painted with white clay for purification. Hospital surgeries reduce the infection rate, but many boys opt for the old rite.

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