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DISTRICT SIX
329 Broome Street
New York, New York 10002


October 10th, 2012 - October 31st, 2012
Opening: 
October 10th, 2012 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
 
, CLOETE BREYTENBACHCLOETE BREYTENBACH
© Courtesy of the artist & White Box
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White Box and Wines of South Africa are honored to announce South African photographer Cloete Breytenbach's first solo exhibition in New York City. DISTRICT SIX is a deeply touching exhibition of photographs taken by Cloete Breytenbach depicting the people and their surroundings of District Six, a suburb of Cape Town that was demolished during the years of Apartheid. In the late 1970's, the people who lived there were forcefully removed from their homes by the government because the suburb was seen as too mixed in race, and too close to Cape Town's center which was regarded as a "white area". During this very problematic time in the history of South Africa, Cloete Breytenbach made this touching documentary of photographs over a period of five years. His photographs focus on how diverse this poor neighborhood was, capturing the activities and feelings of its people. This collection serves as a priceless reminder of how alive with culture and spirited District Six was.


Cloete Breytenbach will be present. South African wines will be served for the duration of the event.


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