A place to call home
School clothes belonging to 14-year-old Akisha Arendse hang on a shelf in the room she shares with her father in an abandoned hospital in the Woodstock neighbourhood of Cape Town, South Africa. In 2017 the building was taken over by activists from the Reclaim the City social movement in protest at gentrification and lingering 'spatial apartheid' that has squeezed out many of the city's non-white residents. The former hospital, once derelict, is now home to a thriving community of over a thousand activists, evictees, refugees and the formerly homeless. Akisha's father, Denver, who raised her as a single parent, hopes she may one day become a scientist.
This print is available in the following sizes:
6x9 inches: Open edition
8x12 inches: Open edition
16x24 inches: Limited edition of 30
24x36 inches: Limited edition of 12
50% of profits from the sale of this image go to Ndifuna Ukwazi to support their campaign for affordable housing in Cape Town.