'Contemporary South African Photography'

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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 through 17 July this year at the Victoria and Alfred Museum’s Porter Gallery in London. It features work by photographers living and working in South Africa now.

The profiles were shot by the Museum. The one below is of Cape Town artists and brothers Husain and Hassan Essop:

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The show is curated by Tamar Garb, who was born in South Africa.

The V&A’s website also includes video profiles of Jodi Bieber (she just won the World Press Photo Award), Roelof van Wyk (who is presenting his ‘photographic portraits of a new Afrikaner generation’) and former photojournalist Graeme Williams.

The other exhibiting photographers are Zanele MuholiMikhael Subotzsky, Nontsikelelo Veleko, (Zimbabwe-born) Kudzanai Chiurai and regulars Berni Searle, Terry Kurgan, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Guy Tillim, Jo Ractliffe, Santu Mofokeng, David Goldblatt and Pieter Hugo.

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