This photo essay is partly based on what I believe is the divide that has built up
between different traditions, culture and race in South Africa. What particularly
began to interest me was the breakdown of the traditional African family structure,
the impact of westernization and the realities of the economy in South Africa in the daily
lives of woman. Increasingly woman have to enter to the labour market ,no longer the homemakers and primary caregivers of the traditional family dynamics but in many cases the breadwinners. is this the end of the old way of life or the beginning of a new family structure?
Most black woman enter labour market after completing their studies, although a small percentage between the age 20 and 30 stay at home during their childbearing years, but many more and more are entering the labour market at a later stage, many of them are single mothers who need to provide for their children and extended families.
In this body of work I am looking at their everyday movements through Johannesburg as they go to work, shop or return home. I see this movement as an indication the strength and achievement of these woman.