Mikhael Subotzky

Offering To The Ancestors, Kwa Mandlankosi

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Offering To The Ancestors, Kwa Mandlankosi
Mikhael Subotzky
Offering To The Ancestors, Kwa Mandlankosi
2006
Lightjet C-print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
Image: 106 x 128.7 cm Paper: 126 x 147.7 cm

Beaufort West was his choice, a hardscrabble place located roughly equidistant between Cape Town and Johannesburg.
In the best tradition of the extended photo essay (happily the work has been published as a book), Subotzky gives us a balanced picture of the place and its people, the drunks, prostitutes and prisoners at the bottom of the heap; the grim-faced whites holding onto their privileges at the top.


     
 


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