Dumile Mbebe Studio, Site C, Cape Town, South Africa, 1999

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These are studios which I photographed in the townships of Cape Town around 1999.

The red chair belonged to Dumile Mbebe.

Dumile photographed everything that could fit into his shack: bridal couples, injuries for insurance, make-ups, break-ups, travelers and locals etc. 

We lost touch, but I was determined to help Dumile produce a book on all his work. 

On a cold day I happened to meet him at the local laboratory, we embraced and I outlined the plan. He paused, took a step away from me, and said, 'I burned all my negatives on the weekend. I ran out of space.'

Unframed Archival inkjet on Bartya Paper

L 150 x 115 cms edition 5+1 a/p

M 100 x 80 cms edition of 3+1 a/p

S 52 x 42 cms edition 3+1 a/p