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What life without toilets looks like
What life without toilets looks like
One of the biggest issues at the intersection of sanitation, poverty and global health, open defecation has also long been one of the hardest to...
Radiant child: Jiyane captured in the dead of night
Radiant child: Jiyane captured in the dead of night
When I checked this image of you, dear Malcolm, a week or so ago, I was shaken out of my sleep. In my estimation, it is a soul-capturing act....
Beware the white gaze
Beware the white gaze
A woman stands before a bright turquoise wall. She clutches a sweet inside its wrapper, close to her chest. She is looking down, head tilted...
Casting history to his own Drum beat
Casting history to his own Drum beat
“I did some research about African photographers but it was rather dispiriting. It seemed there were none … Finally, I discovered that the...
Kgomotso Neto Tleane: Capturing the beauty of and in us
Kgomotso Neto Tleane: Capturing the beauty of and in us
Despite not appearing in them, Kgomotso Neto Tleane’s photographs are a form of self-portraiture. By trusting his self-taught eye, Tleane has...
Ranjith Kally, our unremembered reminder
Ranjith Kally, our unremembered reminder
I had forgotten how verdant Durban is: how lusciously green and warm it remains even in the winter. From the airport on the north coast, boundless...
​Regarding the white male gaze in South African photography
​Regarding the white male gaze in South African photography
How does a person place himself in the current South African discourse when he is young, white and male? As someone who ticks all three boxes, this...
​What does it matter if a man is in the room?
​What does it matter if a man is in the room?
There is an associative magic that should accompany brilliant curation. Perhaps even beyond theoretical soundness. I suspect that the interplay...
The cruelty of deliberate forgetting
The cruelty of deliberate forgetting
The 1980s — represented in the exhibition Between States of Emergency: Photographers in Action 1985-1990 — were a time when...
Cobain 'shooter' homes in on Senegal
Cobain 'shooter' homes in on Senegal
Best known for taking the last professional images of musician Kurt Cobain before his suicide, French photographer Youri Lenquette’s newest...
Subtle views reframe Sharpeville
Subtle views reframe Sharpeville
In the public imagination, the memory of Sharpeville is frozen on March 21 1960, the day 69 people were shot and killed by the police during an...
Celebrating queer survival
Celebrating queer survival
Lining the walls of Johannesburg’s Goethe-Institut, large-scale black-and-white images offer an intimate, seductive and ultimately celebratory...

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