Saturday, March 26, 2016

#288 and #289.

In October 2013 a boat carrying more than 500 Eritrean and Somalian migrants sank off the coast at Lampedusa, Italy. More than 360 people drowned. One of them, a young woman, drowned while giving birth to her baby. They were labelled victim #288 and #289. Her name was later found to be Yohanna.

Read this article about borders and identity by Frances Stonor Saunders:

For Yohanna. Art journal page.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Waiting for the light.

Journal entry after the Lily mine cave-in near Barberton. More than 80 miners were brought to safety, but three mine employees - Yvonne Mnisi, Pretty Mabuza and Solomon Nyarenda - were trapped in a container office that was swallowed by the massive sinkhole. To date they have not been rescued. Last signs of life were detected 20 days ago.