The first monograph on the major South African photographer Santu Mofokeng offers a visual record of the complexities of a multi–layered society, from the apartheid era to the time thereafter.
Jeu de Paume, Paris, May 24–September 25, 2011
Kunsthalle Bern, Berne, Switzerland, October 7–November 27, 2011
Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway, January 13–February 26, 2012
Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen, Belgium, March 17–May 15, 2012
Published to coincide with a major traveling retrospective on one of South Africa’s most acclaimed photographers, this book brings together an exceptional selection of Santu Mofokeng’s photographic essays from within that country and beyond. Chasing Shadows takes an undaunted look at the last thirty years in and out of South Africa: everyday life in the townships, the lives of tenant farmers, images of religious rituals, along with his most recent project “Radiant Landscapes.” This volume features the finest examples of Mofokeng’s black and- white as well as color images. The book also includes essays, related archival documents that bring the photographs into historic context, and an extensive interview with the photographer, making this volume the definitive book on Mofokeng’s eloquent and timely work.
Published by: Prestel, Jeu de Paume (Paris), Kunsthalle Bern, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen og Bergen Kunsthall, 2011