The Shoe Shine Girl

This series documents the life of a young mother named Meseret, who was 19 years old at the time of our first meeting in 2013, and of her then nine month old daughter, Meron. It shows Meseret’s life as a shoe shiner girl, a largely male profession in Ethiopia and explores her struggles, hope and survival as a young and single mother who strives to provide for her child. 
 
After losing contact with Meseret and her daughter in 2014, I have been able to reconnect with mother and daughter at the end of 2015. 
 
The series depicts how their lives progress over the years.