Gerhardt Coetzee

Documentary Photographer
   
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’.... MORE
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Jesus Saves Rainbow Chickens
Copyright Gerhardt Coetzee 2022
Date of Work Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
Updated Nov 2018
Location south africa
Topics Architecture, Conceptual, Documentary, Photography

Jesus saves rainbow chickens.

The structures and symbols of religion are such familiar signs in the South African cityscape, that they are almost impossible to defarmiliarise. They speak of the perpetual human insistence that there is more, that there is something beyond the here and now. The church building and the sign Jesus Saves articulate a profound hope in the midst of an encroaching landscape.
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