Declining yields of diamond ore in the mining areas of the Diamond Coast of South Africa and Namibia have forced the mines to retrench large numbers of workers in recent years. The small towns that service the mines are now showing signs of neglect as residents leave to find work elsewhere. In the Namibian town of Oranjemund, houses lie empty and unused, their gardens gradually laid bare by the harsh, arid climate.
Photographer Dillon Marsh was born in Cape Town in 1981 where he lives and works. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Stellenbosch.
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