Posted on 2022-06-24

South Africa - Explore Durban aka 'Poison City'

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For many years I have been documenting the streets and subcultures of Durban, aka Poison City. I am drawn to flamboyant characters, artists, musicians, performers and all those who disrupt the order of public space with a moment of magic or self-expression. These interventions are often at odds with social norms, laws or perceptions of how people should behave in public. But, in my view, they are the unseen artworks of the city – a splash of graffiti on the wall, a busker dancing at a traffic light or a religious ceremony on an unlikely patch of land. I am also fascinated by forgotten spaces, and the way in which nature fights to reclaim the city. Trees that crack concrete, jungles that hang from windows. Similarly, the informal economy spills out into the streets, sabotaging the capitalist status quo. For me it’s all about an unusual vision of the city. Celebrating the beauty in between the hard urban edges, searching for artful gestures and celebrating ordinary people in their constant struggle to survive and flourish…

This adventure includes options to explore local townships, the rolling hills of rural Zululand and the extensive natural beauty that exists within an hour of our magical city.

Type of experience

  • Photo Expedition


  • Africa


  • Experience local culture
  • Explore nature
  • Perfect urban technique
  • Approach people
  • Discover a city
  • Getting close-up
  • Street life
  • Visual Storytelling


  • Anytime


  • One day

Duration (other)

Customize the tour to suit any timeframe.

Languages spoken

English (Zulu and Afrikaans are second-languages)

What is included

  • Pro photographer
  • Transfers to/from hotel/airport
  • Internal transport
  • Car & driver
  • Local guide
  • Tips

Five keywords that best describe the experience you will have

Reportage, urban exploration, cultural diversity, street photography, documentary photography

Camera equipment used by photographer

Canon gear

Private or group?

  • Private
  • Group

Max group size


Non photographer's welcome


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