Invisible Selves

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I photographed these two little girls and a doll’s head at Durban Deep’s old “Skomplaas” hostel. While the gold mine was still operating, the hostel housed hundreds of goldminers. Today a large number of families live in the crumbling buildings in very poor sanitary conditions. Having grown up in South Africa during the apartheid era, I did not miss the irony of the white disembodied doll's head. Despite the fact that apartheid ended more than 20 years ago, the country is still haunted by its apartheid past.