Kevin Goss-Ross’s Street Portraits Highlight Diversity Along a Stretch of the South African Coast

All images by Kevin Goss-Ross. Used with Creative Commons permission. 

Among the many motivations of photographers and creatives today is to foster equality, encourage diversity, and celebrate the harmony they create. In one of his personal street photography projects, South African-born Kevin Goss-Ross realizes this inspiration by documenting the different kinds of people he came across along a stretch of the KwaZulu-Natal coast. Documentary photography is often geared towards raising awareness about important social issues and injustices. But as Kevin demonstrates in his personal project called The Mile, it can also be a powerful tool in inspiring people to embrace diversity. His vehicle for illustrating this idea is the beach, which he sees as a place of convergence for all kinds of cultures, backgrounds, and classes.

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