If east London’s missing one thing, it’s beat battles. Unless I’m just going to the wrong places, it’s all too rare to stumble across two crews squaring up to each other ready for a rhythmic rumble. Not so in South Africa though where there’s an official beat battle coming at the end of the month organised by Red Bull and ahead of the event, photographer Tyrone Bradley spent two days in the Orange Farm township near Johannesburg documenting days-in-the-life of two Pantsula dance crews, the Hlaks and Real Actions Jnr.
The resulting series is a compelling capturing of a culture many may not be familiar with, beautifully shot with a crackling energy running throughout.
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