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"Ke Lefa Laka" by Lebohang Kganye
Seven years ago I lost my mother. When I began looking for pieces of my mother in the house I found photos and clothes that had been there for years, but that I had ignored. I began inserting myself into her pictorial narrative by emulating snaps of her that I found in my family album. I would dress in the exact clothes that she was wearing in these twenty-year-old photographs, and mimic her poses. I later developed digital photomontages where I juxtaposed old photographs of my mother that I retrieved from the family archives with photographs of a ‘present version of her’.