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    District Six: People Lived Here - 2012

    The Dutch photographer Jansje Wissema was commissioned by the then Cape Institute of Architects (now the Cape Institute for Architecture) to record District Six in the 1970s when it was known that the government was intent on destroying the area. Her iconic images of the place and its people have remained as a powerful chronicle of the area capturing the essence of this once-vital area.

    The Cape Institute for Architecture in conjunction with the District Six Museum collaborated with the South African Centre for Photography to present an exhibition during the Cape Town Month of Photography ( MOP5), of 40 of these digital photographic prints to the public for the first time.


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