Chasing Shadows: Santu Mofokeng : Thirty Years of Photographic Essays

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Prestel, 2011 - Photography - 239 pages
KEYNOTE: The first monograph on the major South African photographer Santu Mofokeng offers a visual record of the complexities of a multi-layered society, from the apartheid era to the time thereafter. Published to coincide with a major traveling retrospective on one of South Africa's most acclaimed photographers, this book brings together an exceptional selection of Santu Mofokeng's photographic essays from within that country and beyond. Chasing Shadows takes an undaunted look at the last thirty years in and out of South Africa: everyday life in the townships, the lives of tenant farmers, images of religious rituals, along with his most recent project "Radiant Landscapes." This volume features the finest examples of Mofokeng's black and- white as well as color images. The book also includes essays, related archival documents that bring the photographs into historic context, and an extensive interview with the photographer, making this volume the definitive book on Mofokeng's eloquent and timely work. AUTHOR: Corinne Diserens is an independent curator based in Berlin, Germany. She has curated numerous exhibitions on artists such as David Goldblatt, Dan Graham, and Vito Acconci. ILLUSTRATIONS 200

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I like work of Mr Mofokeng, I didn't know about him actually I didn't know about photographers not until I enrolled at university to study photography this year. One of my lecturer was showing pictures of different photographer and tell us what kind of work they do. I began a very deep interest in Mr Mofokeng's work. I started to do research about him, following his work and watching his picture. I felt like this is some thing I have been looking for my entire life. Something different. He is my role model in terms of photography  

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