CEASE Inititative

“CEASE” Initiative founded on 10 Jan 2017, by Laresa Perlman



The aim of the CEASE Initiative, is to collaborate with people, businesses & organizations, to create empathy & awareness, by exposing real life situations, heroes, issues & relevant topics, allowing the viewer to gain a greater insight, understanding & perspective of the world around us. All CEASE projects are done for free. All proceeds from selling prints goes towards funding CEASE projects. Please purchase a print to support and give back to CEASE projects

Current projects:

“What remains after a fire”

Betty’s Bay, Western Cape, South Africa, experienced devastating fires at the start of 2019. I captured some images in a few of the homes that had not yet been renovated. Just left, abandoned and alone.

“16 days of Activism for no violence against woman & children.

Laresa Perlman Photography & “CEASE” sponsoring Corporate social investments (CSI) in association with Change Agents South Africa. We have identified 16 families, one for each day. These families either live in poverty, are addicted to alcohol or drugs, of have suffered some form of verbal, physical or financial abuse. The project will run from May to Mid Dec 2017. We hope to help these families improve their individual situations. The stories & progress will be published over time

Water pollution & the relationship to water in the Inkanini and Kayamandi informal settlements in Stellenbosch.

Laresa Perlman Photography & “CEASE” collaborating with Dr Charon Buchner Marais. Former researcher at Stellenbosch University and founder of the Stellenbosch River Collaborative. Working with key role players in Stellenbosch.

Completed projects:

  • Jakes Gerwal School Bonnievale
  • Fire on the Langeberg
  • Protest march against Zuma, South Africa


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