| Milnerton Market: die Plek van Verligting |
Photographer David Southwold on still photographing the Milnerton Market: "Yes, I took a decision to the part of the which I had found most difficult in part 1. The part is in the form of a called Jackie de Kock who sits at her stalletjie every She represents the lowest point of the market in a sense. If things were really to go badly then you would be Jackie de Kock.
I go to the market twice a weekend and photograph Jackie centre-frame. I have known Jackie and her minder Barbara (also very poor) for about 15 and we all get along. It’s very difficult to kneel in front of a down-at-heel person with mental and physical twice a week, in and photograph. People mumble ‘fuck-offs’ at me frequently. Until one of us leaves the market I’ll continue to do this. It’s very to embark on whose outcome is unknown I think. A preconceived, accurate summary of the result generally engenders boring shit.
The Milnerton Market is something that I’ll photograph as long as I live in Cape Town. These themes which emerged in Part 1 will be expanded upon in the successive series. Hoovers next." From a 2014 @10and5 interview. Visit our website for information or to order your copy. #seaside #important #artbooks #projects #disabilities #public #white #trade #milnerton #booksofinstagram #weekend #years #capetown #market #photograph #peripheral #beggar