Over the past few years, I have undertaken a number of commissioned documentary assignments in the social development space, as well as some personal photo-journalistic endeavours.

Grown in Philippi series

This project was formed out of concern for the urban development that has been encroaching on Cape Town’s agricultural area for a number of years. I undertook a series of portraits and stories of farmers in the area, showcased as part of the World Design Capital 2014 in Cape Town, and exhibited at a Food Dialogues event in Cape Town. They are available on the website. See more by clicking here.

Grimmacher copy SMLSibongile - Asanda Food Garden

Food Means

This is a biographical visual study on what food means to an cross section of South African’s that I met during a trip across South Africa in 2012. View the full project at

ScreenHunter_21 Nov. 28 12.58

World Toilet Day 2013 – Breadline Africa

At the end of 2013, I was commissioned by Be-cause Integrated Communications to document World Toilet Day for Breadline Africa. The event took place at Ukwana Child Care Centre in the township of Khayelithsa, Cape Town. The centre had recently upgraded to container toilets for their children. See more by clicking here.



Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children

Through Be-cause Integrated Communications, I took a series of portraits and other images for the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children’s image library. See more by clicking here.

SaartjieBaartman-18 copy

SHAWCO Little Moon Literacy programme

I documented the activities of SHAWCO’s Little Moon project. UCT students volunteer using drama, storytelling, songs and games to make literacy come alive for young children in the peri-urban township of Nyanga, Cape Town. See more by clicking here.

Primary education volunteers (7)Primary education (7)

SHAWCO Health – mobile clinics

SHAWCO Health co-ordinates six clinics which operate at night on a weekly basis in various underprivileged Cape Town communities. I documented the activities of one such clinic for SHAWCO. See more by clicking here.

Shawco Health (7 of 9)

Light from Africa Foundation (Art in the Forest)

The Light from Africa Foundation provides a safe space for children in disadvantaged circumstances to practice creativity through the craft of ceramics. Furthermore, they run workshops for teachers from disadvantaged communities, as a way of managing stress. I documented two separate workshops (teenagers and teachers) at the Art in the Forest studio. See more by clicking here.

Lightfrom Africa (8 of 8)Lightfrom Africa (2 of 8)

Clowns without Borders

Clowns Without Borders is an artist-led humanitarian organisation that provides psycho-social support to vulnerable children and families affected by crisis. I documented one of their workshops with Ikamva Labantu‘s seniors’ clubs in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. See more by clicking here.

IkamvaLabantu-9 copyVignette-2IkamvaLabantu-31 copyVignette