In the late 90's, I was employed by the University of Cape Town to co-ordinate a course for 'street photographers' (freelance photographers working in the townships in Cape Town). After a while we split from the institution and formed Umlilo, the first non-profit organisation for 'street photographers' in the Cape Province. This organisation provided a hub from which a previously-disorganised fraternity could mobilise itself. The core of Umlilo has since gone on to form Impilo Yethu whose activities are represented in many ways online. Through my friendship with various studio photographers I gained access to their places of work which are situated in the townships, mainly in small tin shacks. The end of this gallery also features work by a photographer friend called Dumile Mbebe.
This series forms part of the South African National Gallery's permanent collection, and was shown at the Stevenson and the Centro Atlantico de Art Moderno (for Olvida quien soy [Erase me from who I am]), Canary Islands (2006). Parts were also published by COLORS.