JoziFolk - images of everyday life in South Africa

street portraits, real people, Johannesburg

"I came here from Zimbabwe 12 years ago where I worked as a primary school teacher.

"I haven't been able to get a teaching-job because my papers aren't in order, so I survive doing piece jobs like gardening.

"I long to return home and have high hopes that one day I will be able to. I'm just trying to build up some capital so I can go back and start something.

"It'll probably be a hairdressing salon. My mother was a hairdresser and I learned from her.

"When you're away from your roots there is always something missing. Your heart is always with the people left behind."

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Image: Hilton Hamann

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