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Photographing at the International Library of African Music

  n July 2015, I visited the International Library of African Music, or ILAM, in Grahamstown, South Africa for the first time. I had approached Diane Thram, ILAM’s director, in 2013 about a proposal to photograph their 78 rpm record collection. I was looking to expand on a project to visually document every South African [...]

Bongani Madondo’s Sigh: The Real Shit

  Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain That is pouring like an avalanche comin’ down the mountain – Pepper, The Butthole Surfers, Electriclarryland, 1996 eople are equal. Writers, like cooks and singers and dancers and lovers, are not. That’s just how it is. Most writers offer little in [...]

Furthermore…

  Artist  Nolan Oswald Dennis’ show opened at the Goodman Gallery, Cape Town on April 14. Born in 1988 in Zambia, Dennis is part of that exciting new generation of South African artists born as apartheid was looking into its own abyss, contemplating its own mortality, which made the beast more vicious and more unpredictable. [...]