Client: RIS Dilbeek, Belgium (Raad voor Internationale Samenwerking)
Type: International Cooperation, cultural event
Theme: daily wages of common laborers in the Western Cape, South-Africa
Medium: photography & digital collage
Location/Date: Vijverfestival Dilbeek, Belgium, July 2013
For their pitch at the annual music festival in the municipality of Dilbeek, Belgium, RIS requested a series of photographic portraits of blue collar workers in the Western Cape, accompanied by a notion of their daily wages to visualize the shockingly low wages of the average worker in South-Africa. One portrait had to depict a well-off landowner by the way of contrast. Below is a suggestion for projection on site, followed by a selection of a few portraits.
From left to right: waitresses Chrichantelle and Bongi at Restaurant Le Coq, souvenir-entrepreneur Gift Mc Cloud and 'poor' farmer De Necker who was so kind to pose as the antagonist in the play.