The Diamond Trace: Kimberley, South Africa in Photographs by Patrick Tourneboeuf

Through September 3, 2017

In The Diamond Trace, French photographer Patrick Tourneboeuf examines the aftermath of a city that grew after the discovery of a big diamond, and was all but abandoned when the gems became scarce.

Through captivating images of its streets and squares, center and outskirts, stadium and cemetery, and famous “Big Hole,” examine the social landscape of Kimberley, South Africa. The photos taken in the series Traces present all the remains, traces of a more prosperous era when Kimberly was South Africa's second city (after Johannesburg). Today, with the collapse of local industry and the diamond trade, the city is searching for a sustainable future.