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“In 1966 the Nationalists declared District Six a white area. [The poet] James Mathews told me to go and photograph it before they bulldozed it. So I walked through the area every Saturday. I didn’t even have film, so a friend of mine, Saki, who had a tailor’s shop in Mowbray, said, ‘I’ll give you a roll of film every Saturday on your way to District Six.’ Then, one day in 1969, I looked in the mirror and I said, ‘Shit, you’re angry every day.’ In those days, you had to get off the pavement so that the larny could walk on it, and I wasn't prepared to do that. So I decided to leave."


Vernon Terrace, District Six, 1968.
Imam on the cruise ship Achille Lauro, 1970.
   
   
The wedding, District Six, 1968.
Two young women, District Six, 1968.
   
   
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