Destruction of District Six

CCAC #: 0231
Artwork title: Destruction of District Six
Artist(s): Larry Scully
Year made: Unknown
Artwork type: Photography
Medium: Digital print on paper
Framed dimensions (in mm): 950 x 700
Artwork series: Destruction of District Six
Source: Donated by the Scully family: his wife, twin and daughters Pamela and Anna. Printed by Silvertone in Parktown.
Year acquired: 2010
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On private display

The artist documented the changing landscape of apartheid South Africa in the 1970s, taking photographs of the demolition of District Six, and the forced removal of its residents, to make way for white settlement in the centre of Cape Town. While not overtly political, Scully’s photographs capture injustices against humanity.

CCAC 431980

Photographer: Staff
Photo copyright: CCT

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