South Africa’s Mobile Churches

Apr 10, 2013 7:25PM

LOS ANGELES — It’s a common experience in New York: hop on a train, hear a preacher. Step outside, hear a preacher. Work at the office, hear a preacher outside the window. The street preacher, of course, is nothing new, but his or her presence can be felt more strongly in dense places like Manhattan — and then ignored just as much.

Image: Santu Mofokeng, “Laying of Hands, Johannesburg – Soweto Line” (1986) (


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