I forgot to vote

Diana Motsi/ Mpalume Mentorship Recipient


I forgot to vote is an exploration of young Zimbabwean identity and how it informs voter participation. The project investigates each subject’s individuality, highlighting how political involvement or indifference is guided by childhood memories, political and religious ideology, economics, or personal experiences. The majority of young people interviewed choose not to vote despite recognizing its value, and this political indifference is expressed through the title, “I forgot to vote.” The intention of the work is to complicate the country’s political narrative by revealing the diverse lives of young Zimbabweans.  

To protect subjects’ identities, all names used in captions are pseudonyms.