Cape Town


Tender photos of Cape Town’s Black and brown queer community

South African photographer Haneem Christian reflects on belonging, the gender spectrum and archiving marginalized stories into the historical record.
Sarah Moroz

Alessandro Iovino’s absorbing lens on the world

The Cape Town-based photographer discusses his recent project shot inside a youth development centre.
Ryan White

Photographing unconditional brotherhood on the fringes of Cape Town

Nick van Tiem documents the Broke Boys, a young collective of five South African hustlers who are pursuing their dreams in fashion and music.
Rolien Zonneveld

This Cape Town artist makes tapestries that feel like fever dreams

Michaela Younge uses absurdity to paint a portrait of the humour and violence she sees in South African society.
Rolien Zonneveld

this is how cape town does streetwear

"We were forced to create our own things or put our own spin on things that we loved from subcultures that we really resonated with."
Ariana Marsh

meet the key players in cape town’s hip-hop scene

South African photographer Imraan Christian turns his lens on local musicians.
Russell Dean Stone

'the foxy five' is a radical web series about intersectional feminism

Filmmaker Jabu Nadia Newman is challenging black female stereotypes, with a 70s twist.
Amira Rasool
straight ups

this is cape town, straight up

We meet six creatives as they elaborate on what it's like growing up in South Africa.
Mattia Ruffolo

the south african modeling agency responding to the real world with a non-binary board

"There's nothing groundbreaking about a campaign starring a female model who's a little androgynous or an editorial with a straight guy wearing a skirt. Book a real genderqueer person. Use what's real."
Isabelle Hellyer
South Africa

k-$: music to…paati to

When the DJ says “let’s patti” she’s not only talking about getting loose, but also referencing how her music intersects with her South African heritage.
i-D Staff
ones to watch

ones to watch cape town: part two

In the second part of our series on Cape Town’s bright young things, we meet more creatives defining the city’s sound, style and vibe.
i-D Staff
ones to watch

ones to watch cape town: part one

In 2016 Cape Town is proving to be one of the most exciting arts and culture destinations on the planet. Driven by a new wave making their own mark and catching global attention, they’re exploring what it means to be young in Africa today. i-D caught...
i-D Staff