JoziFolk - images of everyday life in South Africa


"My husband died earlier this year. We would have been married 60 years in September. For the past few years, as he grew more ill, he was too weak to leave the house and I cared for him.

"As a result, I almost never left home. After his death I needed to escape from it all for a few weeks. I got to visit a spot I was last at 70 years-ago, when as a young girl, I camped there with my parents.

As I stood on the exact spot we spent so many happy times and memories came flooding back, I was overcome with such emotion that I wanted to weep.

"This is a photograph of me standing on the path that my brothers, sisters and I used to follow to the beach." (140609)

Street photography South Africa