Photo Essay: Cape Town is Pretty (Fucked Up)

In All, Photo by Tola Brennan

Over the summer of 2016, I lived in Cape Town, South Africa. These photos document some of the people I met and the places I saw. Many of the faces in this essay are residents of Khayalitsha, a township on the Cape Flats of almost 400,000 people. Parts of it are developed, but many areas are simple shacks with highly limited sanitation. Other photos show the emerging urban agriculture movement in the townships around Cape Town which could offer potential food security and sovereignty, though the economics are challenging. The remainder are some small visions of the stunning natural beauty of Cape Town from mountainous hikes to languishing beaches. See the photos.