On Sunday I stopped by a cleanup event at the Brixton Cemetery, hosted by the Friends of Johannesburg Cemeteries. The volunteer group regularly organizes cleanups at different cemeteries around the city, picking up rubbish and restoring the older headstones.
The light was really harsh on Sunday morning so I couldn’t visually capture the cleanup event as nicely as I would have liked. (Please check out my Brixton Cemetery photos from 2013, taken on a rainy, misty afternoon, for some more atmospheric shots.) But I spent quite a bit of time walking around, reading the headstones and making up stories about the people buried beneath them. I’d forgotten how cemeteries make me think.
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