Photographer David Bloomer will be exhibiting his work at the ABC Gallery in Woodstock for the next three weeks.

The project on view is called “Illegal Miners” and centre around young men in Johannesburg who work as illegal miners in a large network of defunct tunnels. These tunnels have been left untouched after corporate mining giants abandoned them.


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Bloomer has been a photographer for over two decades, and started his career as a photojournalist. He has worked for a number of Cape-based magazines, and has also been a part-time photojournalist for lauded newspapers such as the Cape Times and Sunday Times. He is known for his outstanding analogue photography work – one of the most difficult forms of photography to master.

His work has been open for viewing since March 18, and is open 24 hours per day.

Look at some of his work below:

“Langlaagte” – courtesy of David Bloomer
“Daggerfontein” – courtesy of David Bloomer
“Krugersdorp Gold Digger” – courtesy of David Bloomer

Picture: Supplied/David Bloomer

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