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Home is where the heart is. Home is where the heart is.
Preparing for a cold night ahead. Preparing for a cold night ahead.
Lonely walk home Lonely walk home
Time for a feast. Time for a feast.
New toys. New toys.
Daily grind. Daily grind.
Finding warmth Finding warmth
Mans best friend. Mans best friend.
Saturday Night. Saturday Night.
My protector My protector
Our new life. Our new life.
Comfort in the most unlikely places Comfort in the most unlikely places
A small prayer A small prayer
Always winners Always winners
Help from above. Help from above.
  • Home is where the heart is.

    A heart shaped garden adorns the front of one of the caravans that serves as a home to some of the resident of Coronation Park squatter camp. The community promotes a sense of love for each and can be seen throughout the community.

    Preparing for a cold night ahead.

    A resident  of the Coronation Park Squatter camp chops fire wood ahead of another cold night west of Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Lonely walk home

    An elderly women walk back to her tent with a bucket of water fetched from nearby Coronation Park squatter camp west of Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Time for a feast.

    A child rushes home with a loaf of bread given to him by a passerby while he was riding his bicycle in the park near Coronation Park squatter camp. Food in this quantity is seen as a treat as survival normally means begging on street corners.

    New toys.

    Children play with "new" toys dropped of by charity programs for the families helping the residents of the Coronation Park squatter camp west of Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Daily grind.

    With no water or electricity much of the day is spent around the fire, especially during the winter months, this family runs the tuck shop as small store attached to their house which sell basic supplies such as flashlight batteries and toilet paper.

    Finding warmth

    Residents of the Coronation Park squatter camp try to warm themselves by a smoky fire as the late afternoon chill sets in.

    Mans best friend.

    A man show affection to his dog outside his shack at the Coronation Park Squatter camp, west of Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Saturday Night.

    Saturday nights is a time for a party and many of the residents enjoy dancing to a local music which is played on a small radio. Many of the people at Coronation Park say this is the only way they can forget their circumstances.

    My protector

    The tattoo of Mary on the neck of a resident that he says she is his protector and will help him leave the squatter camp and get back on his feet.

    Our new life.

    The newest residents of the Coronation Park squatter camp, "Chillo" (front) and his girlfriend Latricia with their baby Monique in front of the home. Chillo has spent the last couple of years in and out of prison for as he puts it "various crimes", during that time he lost his job and home in the city.

    Comfort in the most unlikely places

    A man finds comfort with his dogs outside his shack at the white squatter camp Coronation Park, he lost his job as a boiler maker to affirmative action about ten years ago, he spends most of his day at traffic lights begging.

    A small prayer

    A family says a small prayer at the end of another difficult day at the Coronation Park squatter camp.

    Always winners

    Siblings San Marie (L) and and Janus(R) sit under a tree together near the Coronation Park squatter camp west of Johannesburg, South Africa. With little hope for a normal future the irony is reflected on his t-shirt which translated into English mean "Always a Winner".

    Help from above.

    Residents sings at a church service held in one of the tents at the Coronation Park squatter camp.

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