Entry Title: "Ruthy Goes to Church"
Category and Expertise: Photography, Professional
'Ruthy Goes to Church' is a portrait of Ruth Jones, resident of Manenberg, one of Cape Town's most notorious areas, where drug trafficking and gang-related crime are business as usual. Every sunday the unbearable past and harsh reality fall from her shoulders when she dedicates herself to the church's marching band.
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'Ruthy Goes to Church' is the 2nd installment of Julia Gunther's ongoing project 'Proud Women of Africa': a photographic record of women who live or work in Africa.