6th January 2020

In_pictures In Pictures: Zambia’s new generation

In_pictures In Pictures: Zambia’s new generation

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Photographer Kerstin Hacker’s pictures document the rapid pace of change in Lusaka, capital of Zambia.

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Fast-food restaurants, such as the South African chain Hungry Lion, have become popular with a young urban population

She sets out to document the everyday life of affluent inhabitants in the rapidly developing urban centres in a country where a large proportion of population is under 35.

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Nathan Malambo, a promising young skateboarder, at Paark Xtreme

“What strikes me about Zambia is that there is such ambition in the country,” Hacker, a senior lecturer at the UK’s Anglia Ruskin University, says.

“Young people everywhere are working towards building their future. While some of them make small steps, others move fast.

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Back stage at a fashion show during a urban youth festival at Nadec sports complex

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Local designer Chisala Musasha prepares a model for a photo shoot

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A construction site for the Love of Home Chinese homeware store, in Kalingalinga

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Expensive cars are a status symbol for the Zambian middle classes and car washes are used to network by new entrepreneurs

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Workers return empty trolleys from the car park of the Manda Hill Shopping Mall

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A “groomsman” performs a traditional choreographed dance at a wedding in an affluent hotel

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Two sisters waiting for their ballet class to begin in a gym

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Sunday service at the Evangel Baptist Church

Kerstin Hacker is exhibiting a new project; the Stories of Kalingalinga, a collaboration with the National Zambian Visual Arts Council and a group of Zambian photographers, opening on 16 January 2020 in the Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge.

All photographs copyright Kerstin Hacker

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