The dangerous sport of South African train surfing
Italian photographer and filmmaker Marco Casino went to Katlehong, one of the largest townships in South Africa, to document a rather dangerous subculture and sport: train surfing. It involves ‘jumping aboard moving trains and surfing on carriage roofs, dodging 3,000 volt electric cables. Some say it’s a means of finding release or even a way to express themselves’.
He put together a mini documentary titled Staff Riding that really takes us on a journey of train surfing, which is ‘part of a long-term project about the township lifestyle 20 years later [after] the struggle against apartheid’.
Via Messy Nessy Chic