Tag Archives: Rhodes University

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 [...]

Living Politics in Grahamstown

  While students (pictured) took to the streets of Grahamstown to protest against fees hikes and for the transformation of Rhodes University, xenophobic violence and looting by residents of nearby townships was meted out to Muslim shop-owners of various nationalities, Sanele Ntshingana and Paddy O’ Halloran investigated the latter’s effects (Photograph: Kate Janse van Rensburg) The room is [...]

#StudentSpring

  In Grahamstown’s broken-down and ignored Vukani township, they call Aden Mohamed “Xolani”. A Somali national, Mohamed speaks very good Xhosa, having lived there for 11 years. During that time, he has seen the birth of two sons and opened two spaza shops in a community for whom the R8 taxi fare to the nearest [...]