The Handbag Project

During a residency in Johannesburg I became fascinated by objects of luxury bought and treasured by those with positions of power and privilege during the period of apartheid. I was particularly attracted to handbags and gloves for their potency symbols of femininity.

For me what is interesting and intriguing about these objects is their association with a particular society and moment in history.
Exhibition catalogue We are the Camera is available from Houston Center of Photography.

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