The Handbag Project

The Handbag Project (1998 – present), Salt Prints, 30″ x 22″

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.