2013 - 2021
The Diamond Coast is a remote and exposed stretch of land on the arid western shores of Southern Africa. For decades this land has been stripped for diamonds which were deposited over millions of years by rivers that carve their way through the continent’s interior. Declining yields have now forced most mines to close or downscale dramatically, and an uncertain lull has descended on this coast and the small towns that once serviced the mines.
I documented this coast over several visits between 2013 and 2020, and in 2021 I compiled this series into a book dummy. I am now looking for funding to get it published.