Billy Monk worked as a bouncer in the notorious Catacombs club in the dock area of Cape Town during the 1960s. He originally began taking pictures in the club with the intention of selling the photographs to the customers - the people he was photographing. His aim was not to make a social statement, but his money-making scheme quickly turned into something else as he increasingly captured the raw energy of the club, its decadence and tragedy, its humanity and joy.
2011, published by Dewi Lewis (UK)
Editorial direction Sophie Perryer
Texts David Goldblatt, Jac de Villiers, Lin Sampson
Page size 240 x 280mm
Hardcover with title foil-stamped