Billy Monk

Billy Monk was a bouncer in the Catacombs Bar in Capetown, South Africa when he began to take photographs of the clientele. The work was discovered in 1979 and an exhibition took place at the Market Gallery in Johannesburg in 1982. Since then the work has been exhibited at the ICP, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Brighton Photo Biennial. The estate is represented by the Michael Stevenson Gallery in Johannesburg and a monograph of the work was published by Dewi Lewis in 2012.