Alexandra Ballet School

A young girl at the barre in her ballet class, which is held at the East Bank community hall in Alexandra Township just outside of Johannesburg in South Africa. This image won 1st place in the World Press Photo Competition. Picture: Shayne Robinson

In 2005 I was approached by the Globe & Mail in Canada to work on a story about the Alexandra Ballet School with one of their journalists. I was over the moon, it was a chance to really show what I was capable of, a chance to have my work seen by thousands of people […]

The Mall Rats

The mall rats relax on the grass opposite the entrance to the drain where they live on a Sunday afternoon. PIcture: Shayne Robinson

Mall Rats Definition: “A surly teenager who spends all of his or her time at the mall with friends. Typically seen standing around glaring at customers — sometimes these fascinating creatures will pick fights with mall security and call them “fascists” for enforcing the mall’s loitering bylaws.” In 2008 I was driving past Cresta Shopping […]

Miss Landmine Beauty Pageant

02 April 2008, Justima Kazuza, one of the contestants in the Miss Landmine Survivor pageant does an interview before the event on Tuesday afternoon at the Cine Tropical in Luanda, Angola. Picture: Shayne Robinson

Over the past 17 years, I have worked on some very interesting and different stories, none has ever come close to the Miss Landmine Beauty Pageant I photographed in Angola in 2008. Before her death, Princess Diana brought the devastation caused by landmines to the world’s attention. Miss Landmine is the brainchild of a theater […]

#EnPointe – Finding the beauty in every day

An image from the #EnPoint Ballet photo project. PIcture: Shayne Robinson

I have been shooting ballet on and off for the past 15 years and there is just something that keeps bring me back to it. While I may not understand ballet, I know that I love it. I love the movement, the grace, the strength, pretty much every little thing about it. My passion for […]