Handbags

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

The process behind this series involved meandering along Cape Town’s busiest drags at night and photographing sex-workers’ 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 ‘Handbags’

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.

 

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