Gulshan Khan

Independent Photographer, Writer, Artist
   
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Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Biography: Gulshan Khan is a South African photojournalist and visual artist. Her work traverses the multiple layers of identity, humanity, memory, transition, belonging; justice and the dignity of people. She is inspired by the concept of healing through... MORE
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Setsjwetla
Copyright Gulshan Khan 2022
Updated Jul 2022
Topics Action, Civil Rights, Community, Documentary, Editorial, Fire, Homelessness, housing, Human Rights, Immigration, Photojournalism, Politics, Poverty
On March 05, 2019 an electricity pylon collapsed on the informal settlement below causing a fire that ravaged 150 structures which left hundreds of people homeless and destitute. Twenty-five years after democracy, South Africa still struggles with basic service delivery and housing. Many are forced to live in unsafe and dehumanising conditions; a testament to the structural and systemic legacy - the lasting oppressions of colonialism and apartheid.
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