From butchers to hawkers, and shelters to miners, this book reveals the informal economy and texture of the city.
Cole was a master of portraying the violence of apartheid through scenes of everyday life.
‘A camera is more powerful than an AK47,’ said the veteran photojournalist, who was also famous for his jazz photos.
The gift of his images lies in their depiction of the social worlds that apartheid sought to destroy, but that live on through the photographs.
No South African photographer leaves a more substantial legacy than Santu Mofokeng. He was adept at mapping interior worlds through haunting images of black life and, above all, his landscapes.
Acknowledging the source of the images would amplify rather than diminish the power of Hank Willis Thomas’s political art.
It was only in the late 1990s, as the world became more interested in South African photographers’ work, that Goldblatt’s work was identified as extraordinary.
Photographer David Goldblatt’s presence through his photographs will always be with us.