Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

Berlin in 4 Diptychs: Guy Tillim and the Leica SL

© Guy Tillim

The South African photographer Guy Tillim has been capturing Berlin’s urban landscape with a Leica SL – yet it is not the motifs themselves that take centre stage but rather his attempt to approach them in an impartial manner. The results are diptychs that reflect reality in so far as they neither show clichés, nor [...]

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Jürgen Schadeberg: My South Africa: Jazz & Politics at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

N.Mandela in his cell on Robben Island (revisit} 1994 © Jurgen Schadeberg

This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring Jürgen Schadeberg, a photographer who captures the “rawness” of the jazz musicians of 1950′s South [...]

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Marco Casino: Documenting Staff riding in Katlehong, South Africa

© Marco Casino

In this interview, Marco Casino, a finalist in the Leica Talent Italy contest 2012 and close partner of Leica Italia, retraces the steps of “staff riding”, his latest work done in South Africa. It has just been awarded the first prize in the Short Feature category by the jury of the World Press Photo Multimedia Contest. [...]

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Viva Varun: In South Africa!

Nyala comes in for a close-up

Answer to “Where am I?” : The mountain range is The Drakensberg Mountains or “Dragon Mountains” (which rise up to 11, 242 feet in height) and the birds are the Marabou Stalk, large wading birds that are sometimes called the “Undertaker Birds.” Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Glyn, Mr. Bunny Chow, Alain, [...]

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Marc Shoul: Looking for Complex Images That Transport

Enzo; Brakpan 2011 © Marc Shoul

Marc Shoul is a South African photographer, born in 1975 in Port Elizabeth. Interested in exploring social issues, four years ago he began photographing the city of Brakpan, which is a 45-minute drive from Johannesburg. Street scenes and more intimate portraits compose a personal portrayal of a place that is “anchored in time, the same, [...]

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