Portraiture

Inside Nonzuzo Gxekwa’s time machine

The photographer’s images of Jo’burg capture its busyness and complexities

The abject are the subject

“We tend to interpret portraits as though we were reading something inherent in the person portrayed … We easily link the people’s...

The Portfolio: Delwyn Verasamy

“The most beautiful portraits of humans often occur when a person allows you in to glimpse the vulnerability and rawness of their being.”

Beware the white gaze

Photography is an art plagued by colonial voyeurism and today’s creators need to 
keep this in mind

Black Portraitures III and the lessons of asserting Blackness

Here one witnessed an array of voices, of colour mostly, speaking for themselves, speaking on their experiences.

​Where does it hurt?

The first day of the third Black Portraitures conference featured a panel titled “ Our Lives as Theory: LGBTQI & African… remixed".
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Africans in America opens at Goodman Gallery

Opening of In Context: Africans in America at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, November 17 2016.

Mary Ellen Mark, champion of ‘people on the edges’, dies

Mark, whose unflinching portraits of child prostitutes, mental patients and the homeless made her a leading documentary photographer, has died at 75.

Portraits of isolated beauty in bustling Lagos

In the fashion of great African studio photographers, Lakin Ogunbanwo tears down and rebuilds portraiture in his own image, writes Stefanie Jason.

After Freud, the camera will rule supreme

The death of Lucien Freud highlights a specific crisis in the art of the ­traditional portrait.

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