Tag Archives: Photography

Jeppe on a Friday Night

  It’s no surprise the presence of journalists changes a situation. The press not only provides an audience for acts of violence, but also an impetus for it. This is most often evidenced in situations where a pack of media wolves descends on a moment of news significance. At Jeppe hostel in Johannesburg last Friday […]

Like A Hurricane: Looking Through Muntu Vilakazi’s Lens

All Photos by Muntu Vilakazi   In 2008, while working on a story about a music movement rooted in his neighbourhood, I needed some photographs from Muntu Vilakazi. After a bit of manoeuvring he obliged and copied about 20 images on to a disc. The pictures were of a monthly boho chill session called Evolokxion. […]

Don’t Call Me a Black Diamond: A Photo Essay by Oupa Nkosi

For as long as I’ve known him, Oupa Nkosi has had his eye trained on the swelling ranks of the black middle class. It’s a long-term project that has taken him from corner offices in Johannesburg’s banking district to weddings in Pimville, Soweto (where he grew up). He has rarely exhibited the works, notably at the […]