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Simon Heger Knudsen’s (b. 1993) Ball is an exploration of football culture in the Mozambique city of Maputo,
depicted through the lens of the Danish photographer. Undertaken in the fall of 2017, Ball seeks to investigate
and uncover how football can act as means of communication across age and origin, influencing and improving
the lives of those who participate in the game and its circumferential culture.

In his approach to Ball, Heger Knudsen sought to capture the kids of Maputo’s football fields as protagonists

in a photographic narrative. Rather than portraying the game itself, Heger Knudsen’s motivation was to

document the daily affairs of any average football field in a nation on the South-East tip of Africa.


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