Gerhardt Coetzee studied photography at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He completed a major project for his photography degree on the issue of white poverty in Coronation Park, South Africa.
His latest series documents the the Kempton Park Hospital which was abandoned, fully equipped, in 1997. Bureaucratic indecision and tender wars have kept it unused for fourteen years, costing the South African taxpayers over R800 000 a year to safeguard. The series emphasises the crushing failure of civilisation to evolve beyond the labyrinth of self-interest and highlights what might have been.