Photographer: Jan Gresshoff
Last Days of District Six
The Last Days of District Six showcased 60 photographs taken by architect Jan Greshoff. He explored this part of the city through the lens of his camera.
The photographs evoke a premonition of a largely unpeopled place, a ghost town in the making. At the same time, the almost etched, tonal images illuminate the public space and architectural landscape of District Six in rich detail, suggesting the possibility of resurrection. Churches, mosques, cinemas
The Jan Greshoff collection of 800 images forms part of the Museum’s permanent photographic collection.