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Santu Mofokeng

The Black Photo Album (2013) presents Santu Mofokeng's collection of private photographs commissioned by urban black working- and middle-class families in South Africa between 1890–1950. Painterly in style, the images evoke the artifices of Victorian photography. Mofokeng analyzes the self-image, sensibilities, and aspirations of South Africa's black population and its desire for representation and recognition in times of colonial rule and suppression. Essays by Santu Mofokeng and James T. Campbell.

152 pages; 18.5 x 27 cm; Cloth-bound hardcover; ISBN 978-3-86930-310-9; Published by The Walther Collection / Steidl in May 2013

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