My parents, both in their seventies, live on a smallholding, west of Johannesburg. When they bought the plot in 1987 it was surrounded by agricultural land. Thousands of people have since migrated to the area in search of work and they live in extreme poverty. Crime has increased on and around the plot. In 2006 four men broke into my parent's bedroom and set about a violent attack. My father sustained head injuries and lost most of his sight. Victims of such attacks are often killed. The attack on my parents is a catalyst for this project. They face an overhanging sense of threat and worsening economic predicament that fuels frustration and desperation. Plot 202 is a study of their situation.
James Allen • Penney Ellis • Boris Hamilton • Rosie Lennon • Lia Papoui • Jody Powell • Miguel Proença • Kelly Suen •