The events industry lit up South Africa tonight in a sea of red to raise awareness for the artists, musicians, concert promoters and others who have not been able to work or receive any financial benefits for months, because of the strict lockdown regulations. Western Cape photographer Andrew Gorman was in Cape Town to capture the incredible scenes as over 453 buildings nationwide and many more private buildings lit up red in solidarity with the people who usually entertain us and put smiles on our faces…
Andrew said: “#LightSAred saw Cape Town in a sea of red tonight, the mountain, the stadium, the Wheel, and messages projected across buildings and landmarks. Five months with no salary!! This can not go on… #eventphotographer #letsuswork #liveevents”
Andrew says: “Today the entertainment and events industry sent a message to Government: please let us get back to work. 5 months without being able to set up a speaker turn a light on or plug a microphone in. Today in a simulcast from Johannesburg and Cape Town the industry sent a strong message out. Cape Town saw artists such as Vicky Sampson, Acoustic Element, Goodluck, Majozi, Tyrone Paulsen, Ready D, come together to get the message out.”
For more photos visit A Gorman Photography here.