Ginger and Pearl have been living in the same house in Canberra, Australia for over 65 years. Ginger and Pearl are from a working class generation. Ginger spends most his days restoring old wooden furniture (his varnish stained hands tell the story of many a happy piece of furniture that has left the shed), Pearl is nearly blind but spends her days working in the garden and feeding mince meat to the kookaburras and magpies that sit on her clothes line each day.
I cannot begin to fathom what they have built together in the way of a foundation for their family – What I do know, however, is that I spent a little piece of three separate days with them and I didn’t want to leave.

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Image detail: Gary Ramage