Jeffrey Abraham's diary of the Covid-19 lockdown

Cape Town photographer Jeffrey Abrahams has been recording life in Cape Town under Covid-19 lockdown since 1 April. His pictures tell a vivid story of how the city’s people adapted — or didn’t — to the new rules of living. Some usually crowded places were empty, in others, life went on as usual; for some people, life became even harder as parents struggled to feed their children, old people queued patiently for food, and a brief respite from gang violence ended with the death of a toddler. But there were also happy moments when fast food outlets opened again, domino games resumed, children played and people read their newspapers in the sun.

Lockdown in pictures - Day 110: Swings and roundabouts

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 14 July 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 109: Cape of Storms

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 13 July 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 108: Fetching water

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 12 July 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 107: “We love Khayelitsha”

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 11 July 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 106: Floods in the wetland settlements

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 10 July 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 105: Under water

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 9 July 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 104: Line of duty

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 8 July 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 103: Screening

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 7 July 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 102: Weeding

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 6 July 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 101: Wait for it

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 5 July 2020

Lockdown in pictures-Day 100: The cycle of life

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 4 July 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 99: Time to smoke

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 3 July 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 98: Call to close schools

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 2 July 2020

Lockdown in pictures -Day 97: Sewende Laan

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 1 July 2020

Lockdown in pictures: a Cape Town photographer’s powerful record

The story of a city under Covid-19

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 30 June 2020