Voortrekker Road, named in honour of the Voortrekker’s departure from the Cape in 1840, is one the longest roads in Cape Town. Initially serving farmland in the 1800s, this road once reflected the wealthy economic expansion of white Afrikaners north of Cape Town.
Over the past 30 years the affluent have moved on only to be replaced by a lower income group. Today Voortrekker Road is know for its crime, prostitution, drug dealing and rundown shop fronts, synonymous with developing countries. This series of photographs serves to document the traces of the former inhabitants and their sense of community, which is becoming more obscure by this economic decline.