Tag Archives: South Africa

Orania

Orania, for those who are not familiar, is a controversial Afrikaner community in the Northern Cape, South Africa. The land was bought in 1990 as a stronghold for Afrikaner nationalists by Professor Carel Boshoff, son-in-law of the infamous former apartheid president … Continue reading

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Dog Walkers

Dog Walkers is a photographic series of portraits by South African photographer Marc Shoul commissioned by the Joburg Photo Umbrella 2014. Each portrait captures a familiar sight in Johannesburg – that of a domestic worker or gardener walking their employers’ dogs … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this post. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has passed away at the age of 95. I’m not one for political commentary on this blog but I feel the event is too important not to … Continue reading

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Kin

Pieter Hugo is one of my favourite South African photographers because of his ability to find and capture some of the most captivating and disturbing subject matter on the African continent. His work shows the diversity and beauty of Africa, … Continue reading

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Be Art Guest

The UGallery recently asked me to be a guest pinner on their Be Art Guest Pinterest board. I really enjoyed the experience. It gave me the opportunity to curate my own virtual exhibition and to revisit my background in History … Continue reading

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Radio

The impeccable work of creative studio Radio makes me proud to be a South African. It’s great to see local studios creating such a high standard of work. “Radio keeps things simple and original. They place emphasis on maintaining high … Continue reading

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Billy Monk

Photographer Billy Monk (1937-1982) worked as a bouncer at Les Catacombs Club in Cape Town during the late 1960’s. During his time there, he photographed its inhabitants using his Pentax and a 35mm lens. Nighclub Photographs, which is opening today … Continue reading

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