The photographs of South African nightclub bouncer Billy Monk

Billy Monk had no formal training in photography when he began taking pictures of patrons at the Catacombs, a seedy nightclub in Cape Town, South Africa, where he worked as a bouncer. Photographer David Goldblatt reflects on how Monk's insider status enabled him to document the secret world of the club and its regulars.

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