This selection of photographs, shot on a medium format film camera depict different members of my family. These were taken in 2018 during a family gathering in the Free State to mark the unveiling of several tombstones of people belonging to the Modisakeng, Makhoba and Mckenzie family.
This was an opportunity for me to practice taking black and white portraits to represent the Black Family Album. In this collection i’ve documented my mother, aunts, fiance, uncles and nephew. The textured background with a leaning fence, dried up vine and cracked wall is the house next door to my grandmother’s house in the township of Bochabela where my mother grew up.
This project represents a small aspect of an extensive documentary photography projects that includes an unpublished set of photographs depicting workers in the pine mills of Limpopo Province, the coal miners of Emalahleni ( Mpumalanga), and the illegal gold miners of the West Rand in Gauteng known as the Zama Zamas.