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Launch of "Transition" Publication

Wednesday 27 November at 18:00 at the Market Photo Workshop 

transition-paysages-d-une-societe 02 600 764 80 sPhotography wields particular power in the representation of land. In as much as images record the landscape, they also define it in the popular imagination – and, by extension, the relationship of a viewer to the land. They constitute a significant force in a country where land is fiercely contested.

Transition, to be launched in South Africa on 27 November, explores the relationship between photography and land in South Africa through the work of leading photographers from South Africa and France.

Zanele Muholi, Pieter Hugo, Santu Mofokeng, Jo Ractliffe, Thabiso Sekgala and Cedric Nunn join six photographers based in France – Alain Willaume, Harry Gruyaert, Patrick Tourneboeuf, Philippe Chancel, Raphaël Dallaporta and Thibaut Cuisset – in photographing landscapes that are especially resonant in terms of South Africa’s history, or which lie at the heart of contemporary debates on environmental sustainability and social justice.

These explorations were carried out under the auspices of the Social Landscape Photography Project, a multi-faceted initiative undertaken by the Market Photo Workshop and the Rencontres d’Arles (the Meetings of Arles) – the leading international photography festival – as part of the France-South Africa Seasons of 2012 and 2013.

The book marks the first collaboration of its kind between South African and French photographers, who bring a range of conceptual and technical approaches to bear on the subject matter (often challenging conventional notions of landscape). The photographers worked in areas as diverse as the Karoo, northern Limpopo and mining towns connected by Main Reef Road in Gauteng. In certain instances, photographers from the two countries worked alongside each other; in other cases, they operated independently.

The book accompanies an exhibition of the same name that opened at the Market Photo Workshop in November 2012 and was presented at the Rencontres d’Arles earlier this year.

www.marketphotoworkshop.co.za

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