This safety audit featured ten women from Johannesburg and Soweto who were given cameras (many as first time photographers) and asked to capture images of places and things that made them feel safe and unsafe. One of the challenges of this was capturing ‘fear’ and going to places of danger to take photos. Yet their successes are captured in these intriguing images that encourage viewers to question their own notions of safety and danger. The photographers have commented on what made them feel unsafe or unsafe, and some of them commented on how they would change the space to make it safer.
We encourage you to give your sense of safety based on these images and leave comments behind in order for other viewers to gauge a holistic view of ‘safety as a perception.’ An integral part of our exhibition going virtual is so that global perspectives on safety can be incorporated into this safety audit.
Please feel free to browse through our photos regarding women’s safety in Johannesburg. And of course, your commentary is more than welcome, it’s encouraged!