These images and short film form part of an ongoing project documenting the amazing people at Die Werkswinkel in Hornlee, on the outskirts of Knysna.

Die Werkswinkel (The Workshop) was opened in 1993 to service an increasing community of disabled persons in Knysna.  It provides work for some 45 men and women with disabilities ranging from mild mental disturbances to disabled persons in wheelchairs.

Run by the Knysna Association for People with Disabilities, Die Werkswinkel provides these people with the opportunity of work and over time allow them to develop their skills while producing products which are then targeted for the open market.

The Associations site is currently under construction but you can find them on Facebook here: