The process behind this series involved meandering along Cape Townâ€™s busiest drags at night and photographing sex-workersâ€™ handbags with their owners’ consent.
The sex-workers were paid a fee equivalent to what they would have earned had they been plying their trade. The transparency around this transaction is key to the the meaning of â€˜Handbagsâ€™
The work has been shown in the South African National Gallery, and it has been shown abroad. It has never been shown in toto. There are 35 works in total.