Description at the back: Priests of the Zion Church taking new converts to the sea to be baptized at dawn.Cape Town.
South Africa. Cape Town. Every Sunday, at dawn, priests of the Zion Church, from the Khayelitsha black township, take their newly converted congregation to the sea to be baptised through immersion. 1999.
Abbas (1944) is an Iranian photographer. Since 1970, his major works have been published in world magazines including Time. His photographs include wars and revolutions in the Middle East, Vietnam, Cuba and South Africa with an essay on apartheid.