Oscar Pistorius – this photo sums it all up for me

Oscar Pistorius, Pretoria Magistrates court

This striking photo of Oscar Pistorius seems to be posed, painted, staged, carefully lit. It captures the suffering and tragedy of this whole business – from the wooden wall separating Oscar from everyone, to his posture and the agony on his face. Yet it is a candid shot taken in a gloomy, bustling crowded courtroom in Pretoria by the brilliant Siphiwe Sibeko . A journalist acquaintance told me yesterday from inside the court and a few feet away from Pistorius ‘he is a broken, broken, broken man’. Sibeko has captured this perfectly with one press of the shutter.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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