Billy Monk

Billy Monk
Born in South Africa in 1937, Billy Monk worked as a bouncer in 1960s Cape Town. Armed with a camera, he also managed to photograph inside night clubs like The Catacombs. Housing revellers of all creeds and colours, this dockside spot illustrated both forms of the word 'underground'. His access to this cross-section of society allowed him to photograph scenes of uncensored joy, passion and debauchery not often associated with apartheid-era South Africa. A decade later, Paul Gordon, who had once shared a studio space with Monk, handed the meticulously labelled negatives to photographer Jac de Villiers. Intrigued by what he saw and with David Goldblatt on board too, an exhibition was staged at The Market Gallery in Johannesburg in 1982, with Monk's blessing. The show was a critical success and Billy Monk took leave from his job as a diamond diver in the north of the country's shoreline, to attend. A pit-stop in Cape Town along the way, however, proved to be the full stop in Monk's story. He was shot dead in a drunken argument. His photographs, though, live on and continue to give the world a rare glimpse into this period in Cape Town's history.

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    Billy Monk Book
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    ACHAACS – The Spurs, 6 February 1968
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, 23 October 1967
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, 15 October 1967
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, 30 November 1967
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, 3 November 1967
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, 14 December 1968
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, August 1967
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, 29 November 1968
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, 30 July 1967
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, 25 January 1968
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, December 1967
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, 4 October 1968
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, 28 February 1967
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, 7 November 1967
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, 3 April 1969
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    ACHAACS – Outside the Catacombs, 20 October 1967
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, October 1967
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, 13 October 1967
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, 13 January 1968
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, 9 October 1968
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    ACHAACS – Outside the Catacombs, 14 October 1967
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    ACHAACS – The Catacombs, 24 October 1967
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    Unseen | The Catacombs, 9 October 1968
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    Unseen | The Spurs, 1 February 1968
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    Unseen | The Catacombs, 6 May 1968
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    Unseen | The Catacombs, February 1968
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    Unseen | The Catacombs, 29 October 1967
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    Unseen | Outside The Catacombs, 8 December 1968
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    Unseen | The Catacombs, 28 October 1967
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    Unseen | The Catacombs, 14 October 1967
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    Unseen |The Catacombs, 1 October 1967
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    Unseen | The Catacombs, 1 May 1968
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