Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Steidl (April 2016)
Selected by Gerhard Steidl
During apartheid Santu Mofokeng spent much time in the townships evocatively documenting the daily struggle of inhabitants. These extraordinary books – including Stories: 2-4, Concert at Sewefontein, Funeral, 27 April 1994 – trace many of Mofokeng’s perennial concerns in the context of a concert and of a funeral, gatherings that seem opposed, yet in Mofokeng’s sensitive work, feel like two parts of a greater whole. “These books are the first in a series of about 18 by this great photographer that I am publishing this year. The vast majority of the images have never been seen before by anyone,” says Gerhard Steidl.
Santa Mofokeng, Voting #4, 1994
Santa Mofokeng, Concert at Sewefontein #15, 1988