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Portraits of Xenophobes Living in Jeppestown Men's Hostel

Photographer: Kim Ludbrook


South Africa is experiencing a wave of xenophobic attacks at present. This series of seven portraits, available in both black and white and color versions, are related to the on-going xenophobia affecting South Africa.


The portraits are of xenophobes living in the Jeppestown Men's hostel in downtown Johannesburg. The hostel was the source of attacks on foreign nationals over the past two weeks and was raided by South African Police forces and Army late 21 April 2015.


Formally a miners' hostel during the Apartheid era, the hostel is largely made up of members of the Zulu tribe.


There is no proof that the xenophobes who were interviewed were involved in any attacks on foreigners.


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