I took this photo ten years ago, in 2010, along an amazing photography trip across one of the most extraordinary countries I have ever visited: Namibia. After a long tour in the Northern part of the country, where I photographed people of the beautiful Himba tribe, and gorgeous landscapes, I reached Swakopmund a nice city on the Atlantic coast of the country. Near Swakopmund, there is Mondesa, a large suburb surrounded by the Namib Desert . Originally Mondesa was a township for the Black people of Swakopmund. It is also the fastest-growing district with an ever-growing population. In 2017 the Swakopmund municipality erected a wall obstructing the view on the township for people entering the town. The Namibian , Namibia's largest English newspaper, called it a "Wall of shame". ..... ..... ..... but racism, marginalization , and discrimination are powerless against the higher and deeper feeling of friendship and love that can bond humans, making them stronger and able to face difficulties and obstacles. The genuine warmth and tenderness of these two girls, when I took this photo, was refreshing and regenerating. I hope the shot is able to communicate these feelings.