In Transit investigates a set of complex power relations, where women are both champions and victims of a society in flux. Transitory and dynamic, the roles and spaces women occupy are reflected by their contexts. In this exhibition, movement becomes the central metaphor used to signify the relationships that structure the lives of women in contemporary South Africa.
In Transit was on show at the Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg, from 22 February until 20 March 2009.
Featuring the work of 13 young photographers, In Transit negotiates the intersections and the complexities inherent a changing society. Traversing rural and urban landscapes, moving from states of dependency to independence, the exhibition reflects the personal journeys of both the photographers and their subjects.
Originally produced for the Newtown Women’s Day Festival, In Transit reopened at the Goethe-Institut on 20 January and closed on 20 March 2009. The exhibition was comprised of work by current and past students of the Market Photo Workshop. As a school of photography, the Market Photo Workshop promotes the work of its students and, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, seeks to develop a critical discourse around contemporary photographic practice.