Cocaine Cowboys

Middle class use of Cocaine in South Africa is on the increase. What was once a upper class pastime, is now frequently used by young affluent South Africans. With this increase in demand, the lucrative Cocaine market has erupted in the major cities. These images look at one of Durban's biggest Coke dealers preparing for the lucrative New Years parties. It took me months to get the necessary trust from him and his gang members to shoot these images. That evening saw two kilograms of cocaine being prepared and sold.


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Daniel Cuthbert