David Goldblatt
Incomplete houses, part of a stalled municipal development of 1000 houses. The allocation was made in 1998, building started in 2003. Officials and a politician gave various reasons for the stalling of the scheme: shortage of water, theft of materials, problems with sewerage disposal, problems caused by the high clay content of the soil and a shortage of funds. By August 2006 420 houses had been completed.

Lady Grey, Eastern Cape. 5 August 2006

Archival pigment ink digitally printed on cotton rag paper
paper size: 112 x 137.5cm
image size: 99 x 127cm
Edition of 10

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