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Inside/Out with Taurai Maduna, freelance photojournalist working in Jozi
September 03, 2008

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Describe yourself in five words?
I can't, we need all day!

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Can't remember who said it but it sticks in my mind: Listen and learn to the people who have been where you want to go

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
Photographed a beautiful girl and asked her to go out with me if she wanted her photograph

What is your most treasured possession?
Camera and laptop, they pay the rent!

Do you have any strange hobbies?
Listening to the BBC World Service

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
People ask me what I am eating

What is your greatest extravagance?
Buying music cd's and T-shirts

What have you got in your fridge?
6 eggs, cheddar cheese, frozen vegetables and organic yogurt from Woolworths

What is your greatest fear?
Not having money in my pocket

What have you got in your pockets right now?
House keys and cellphone

What is your favourite journey?
Going home to Bulawayo

Who are your heroes in real life?
There are so many but lately I'm inspired by Barack Obama

When and where were you happiest?
Last week, when I saw and photographed Nelson Mandela for the first time

What's your biggest vice?

What were you like at school?
I don't remember much, I was an average student who always failed Maths

What are you doing next?
I'm off to Oliver Tambo International Airport on assignment

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