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I photographed these girls skipping at an abandoned goldmine hostel that is home to them and many poor families on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. In the previous few weeks before this photograph was taken, the area had been robbed of all its cable (stolen for its copper) so no one had electricity anymore. Ironically, the girls were using the rubber part from stolen cable to skip with! Despite very difficult circumstances, the kids were having so much fun.