I Love You Real Fast

I Love You Real Fast is an amazing photographic journey through the lives of young Swazi women by Krisanne Johnson. In a country where one out of every two young women has HIV and where the life expectancy is 31 years, being a young person here is no easy task! Krisanne Johnson, takes us through so many of their brief life phases from performing ritual rites of passage in the rural areas of the country, moving to the cities in the hope of more opportunity, loss of family members and children due to HIV and even the loss of their own lives.

I love this collection not only because of Johnson's ability to really showcase all aspects of these young lives, but in doing so, allows herself and her camera to be a medium through which these women can tell their story, a story that would otherwise go unheard. 

{Photos: Krisanne Johnson}

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