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Martin Machapa

Zanele Muholi
Martin Machapa, 2006. Lambda print 100 x 76.5cm.

Figures & Fictions Conference: 'The Ethics and Poetics of Photographic Depictions of People;

Various Participants at Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

The exhibition 'Figures & Fictions' focuses on the representation of people. This conference - 'The Ethics and Poetics of Photographic Depictions of People' - will address the way contemporary and recent South African photography stages, complicates and contests identity in a huge variety of practices. Papers will examine the ethnographic past as well as historic documentary practices and portraiture, to explore the various ways in which humans have been depicted in this region. Contemporary photographers will discuss their work in relation to this photographic past. Critics, artists and historians will engage in debate about the politics, ethics and artistic strategies of picturing people in South Africa.

24 June - 25 June

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  • 'Someone Else's Country'

    'Someone Else's Country'

    Jo Ractliffe

    at Peabody Essex Museum

    Photographer Jo Ractliffe (b. 1961) has spent the better part of the last decade photographing the effects of the prolonged civil war in Angola (1975-2002), both in the country itself and in her native South Africa. From the capital city of Luanda to

  • 'Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive'

    'Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive'

    Santu Mofokeng, Andrew Putter, Pieter Hugo, Sabelo Mlangeni, Zanele Muholi, Candice Breitz and Zwelethu Mthethwa

    at The Walther Collection Project Space

    Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive A three-part exhibition series on photography from Southern Africa, Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive presents rarely before seen portraits, albums, cartes de visite, a


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