From the publisher:
“Featuring some of the most iconic images of our time, this unique combination of photojournalism and commentary offers a probing and comprehensive exploration of the birth, evolution, and demise of apartheid in South Africa. Photographers played an important role in the documentation of apartheid, capturing the system's penetration of even the most mundane aspects of life in South Africa. Included in this vivid and compelling volume are works by photographers such as Eli Weinberg, Alf Khumalo, David Goldblatt, Peter Magubane, Ian Berry, and many others.
“Organized chronologically, it interweaves images and essays exploring the institutionalization of apartheid through the country's legal apparatus; the growing resistance in the 1950s; and the radicalization of the anti-apartheid movement within South Africa and, later, throughout the world. Finally, the book investigates the fall of apartheid, including Mandela's return from exile. Far-reaching and exhaustively researched, this important book features more than 60 years of powerful photographic material that forms part of the historical record of South Africa.”
25.1 x 28.9 x 5.3 cm | 544 pages | hardcover
Nigerian poet, art critic, art historian, and curator Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019) was the Director of Haus der Kunst in Munich from 2011 to 2018, as well as the founder and editor of the journal NKA: Journal for Contemporary African Art. In 2015 he became the first African curator of the central exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
Rory Bester is an art historian, critic, curator, and documentary filmmaker, and a lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.