Burnt as a child, Feleng Mahamotse is now a poster boy for fire victims

Chance meeting on the Thames led to iconic photograph of teen

07 July 2019 - 00:00 By KATHARINE CHILD

The burn scars 17-year-old Feleng Mahamotse carries struck an immediate chord with London photographer Alison Romanczuk.

Their meeting - on the banks of the Thames in London - led to Mahamotse becoming a poster boy for burn victims. Two years after their meeting, Romanczuk travelled with Mahamotse to Soweto where he was born, and took the iconic photo of him that made the shortlist of 28 - out of 6,000 - in an international competition. Mahamotse's photograph was exhibited in New York last year and in London this week...

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