A community in isolation

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A community in isolation – photo series

conceptualised by Qondiswa James
photographed by Lee-Ann Olwage

Old Mowbray Cottages, is a community of 10 heritage cottages which were built around a 100 years ago in Mowbray, Cape Town. Originally built as labourers cottages when the area was used for farming, the historical homes have since housed several generations as the area became urbanised. This archival project by Lee-Ann Olwage  documented the current residents in an experimental portrait series that explored their experiences of this historical moment framed by Covid-19.