Ernest Cole


Monday, April 15th, 2013

Apartheid in Manhattan: The International Center for Photography’s “Rise and Fall of Apartheid”

The International Center for Photography (ICP) is located in the heart of Manhattan, at the corner of West 43rd Street and the Avenue of the Americas. Nearby, Times Square’s mirages—brilliant expanses of neon fantasies, some spanning the length of several stories and the breadth of entire city blocks—summon passers-by with images of athletes, models, slick

Monday, May 7th, 2012

The ‘passing’ of Ernest Cole

Information on famed South African photographer Ernest Cole’s decision to 'pass' from 'African' to 'coloured' in Apartheid South Africa's kafkaesque "race classification system" is not readily available beyond the ready-made theories and rationalizations repeated in museum...

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Ernest Cole’s ‘House of Bondage’

The South African photographer Ernest Cole is largely forgotten now. But in 1967 the publication of his “House of Bondage”–his mostly clandestine photographs of the workings and effects of Apartheid–by a New York publisher had major repercussions...

Monday, July 26th, 2010

The Pass Office