Bernd Bierbaum

Bernd Bierbaum writes books, paints, enjoys photography, and travels professionally across the world. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

Latest: Searching for the aardvark. Based on my idea and story, a 45min documentary was recently broadcast on ARTE TV and ZDF in France and Germany.

Cape Town encounters - Portraits in diversity (in English)

What happens when a philosopher and an anthropologist set out to explore one of the most exciting cities in the world? Follow Dawn Kennedy and Bernd Bierbaum on their journeys into communities bound by klawerjas, snoek fishing and big waves. Mix with Obs goths, Maitland cemetery caretakers and Camps Bay cybertribes. Listen to songs by Nyanga township violinists, the visions of Kalk Bay sprout addicts and revelations of an acclaimed crime writer.

Bypassing iconography and ideology, this fascinating kaleidoscope of explorations and interviews unmasks a side to life at the tip of Africa you could never have imagined.
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