Billy Monk – “Cape Town Nightclub” (1967-1969)



Billy Monk worked as a bouncer in the notorious Catacombs club in the dock area of Cape Town during the 1960s. For just two years, 1967 to 1969, he captured the raw energy of the club, its decadence and tragedy, its humanity and joy. They provide an extraordinarily evocative glimpse of Cape Town’s little-seen late 60s bohemian demi-monde.

(All rights reserved. Images @ the Estate of Billy Monk.)

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