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Billy Monk Collection

Billy Monk was as a bouncer in Cape Town during Apartheid South Africa. His legacy has become the photographs he took of clientele at The Catacombs nightclub between 1967 and 1969. Monk captured scenes of what can be described as the underbelly of Cape Town night life at the time, which offer a scarce perspective of life under apartheid. The Billy Monk Collection is the sole custodian of Billy Monk's archive. The Collections aim is to preserve his work so that it may be shared with future generations. The Collection is run by artist Craig Cameron-Mackintosh and photographer Gavin Furlonger with the support of Monk’s daughter, Collette Monk.

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