Since 2012, I’ve been doing documentary work in Woodlane Village – a squatter camp in Pretoria. The informal settlement is home to 3000 people living in 846 shacks. The camp is located in the wealthy suburb of Moreleta Park and is surrounded by mansions and shopping malls.
This project explores the complexities of social and economic inclusion in contemporary South Africa. Scenes of everyday life provide an intimate view of Woodlane Village: a place of promise and heartache; a place of perseverance and faith; a place where personal histories reveal complex social truths.
Images and stories from this project were published in June 2019 by Daylight Books (See the DIGITAL STORY)