Gerhardt Coetzee

Documentary Photographer
Coronation Park
Location: Cape Town
Nationality: South African
Biography: Gerhardt Coetzee (b. 1983, Pretoria) is an Afrikaans photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa, who explores shifting micro-utopias in South Africa, especially the hangover of apartheid amongst the Afrikaans community; 'Die Volk’.... read on
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Coronation Park
Credits: gerhardt coetzee
Date of Work: 11/01/14 - 11/30/14
Updated: 11/22/18

Coronation Park, Krugersdorp, Johannesburg (2014)

Coronation Park was a public park where a residential community has formed, living in caravans, tree houses, tents, wendy houses and other makeshift shelters. Some of them earn money through part-time work, and they also receive donations of food and clothing from the Vryheidsfront Plus, who introduced me to the community.

I felt strangely comfortable in the campfire and braai atmosphere.

By Gerhardt Coetzee —

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