People of Joburg – City Deep

Francina works as a cleaner at the Standard Bank Art Gallery in the city. Quietly mopping the floor, polishing the staircase rails, tidying up after us, the public. When I asked her in my best, hushed, hallowed gallery/museum whisper if I could take her picture she put her hand on my arm and whispered back, ‘Why are you whispering?’ And then, raising her arms like an opera singer, said loudly, ‘It’s just you and me here’.

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5 responses to “People of Joburg – City Deep

  1. Waleenie

    Francina sounds awesome.

  2. Karin

    you meet THE most amazing people !

  3. Bernadette

    What a wonderful and surprising response from her.

  4. Francina was one of my favourite people of Joburg so far.

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