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Skin-Deep

Photographs are perceived to represent reality in their reference to a subject; their ability to create these physical, indexical connections to reality in viewers’ minds means that photography is often…..

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'Contemporary South African Photography'

[vodpod id=Video.5895661&w=500&h=411&fv=requestURL%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.vam.ac.uk%2Fchannel%2Fjson%2Fvideo_player.php%3Fid%3D629%2526style%3D0%2526embeded%3Dtrue%26amp%3BurlToShare%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.vam.ac.uk%2Fchannel%2Fpeople%2Fphotography%2Ffigures_and_fictions_sabelo_mlangeni%2F] A short video profile of the Johannesburg photographer, Sabelo Mlangeni, one of 17 South African photographers in “Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography“, showing from 12 April…..

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The first-encounter aesthetic rush

If you’re wondering what took us so long to say something about South African rapper Spoek Mathambo’s new music video — for his cover of Joy Division’s “She’s Lost Control”…..

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Pieter Hugo's Nollywood

I first saw Pieter Hugo’s ““Nollywood” at the opening party for his exhibit at Michael Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa, in January 2008. I went with a group…..

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SuperFans

We’ve profiled South African photographer Pieter Hugo before (here and here) and he is now back with an exhibition running until July 3 at Colette in Paris. Featured are his…..

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Is this Nollywood?

With few exceptions, I usually celebrate South African photographers. Among them is Pieter Hugo, whose most recent work, “Nollywood”– a series of portraits recreating what for Hugo represents “archetypical characters”…..

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Pieter Hugo's Nollywood

You can see most the photographs from Hugo’s “Nollywood” project (now a book) on his website, along with an introduction by Federica Angelucci and an essay, “Nollywood Confidential” by Cape…..