Charlie Shoemaker is an award-winning documentary photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to his time in South Africa, Charlie spent over a year living in Uganda covering East Africa. In 2014, he was named one of Magnum Photo’s 30 under 30.
In 2015 Charlie was awarded the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward’s Bright Spark Award for an on-going body of work documenting a community in the Cape flat’s that are battle to cope with some of the highest homicide rates in the country, widespread drug addiction, gang problems, poor education and high unemployment.
Charlie is also a contributor to the Everyday Africa project.