Yesterday I visited the Borders exhibition for the third time, amazing! Borders is a collection of contemporary photography from Africa and its Diaspora which featured on the Bamako African Photographic Biennale 2009 and is on at the Iziko South African National Gallery. It revolves around the theme of ‘borders’, and includes more than 230 works by 40 photographers and 13 video artists.
The exhibition confirms the presence of photography in Africa, especially in such regions as South Africa, Nigeria, Mali and northern Africa where, for the past few years, fairs, biennials, galleries and art centres have burgeoned. The exhibition shows the work of new photographers, and the variety of photographic practices employed, ranging from reportage to subjective and even staging. Borders, be they geographic, political, social, aesthetic or metaphysical, are at the centre of various narratives. The tales restore multidimensional realities where photographers leave the beaten paths and lines of separation.
Borders will be on exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery until 30 January 2011. They’s opening everyday from 10-50m. An added bonus is the fact that phenomenacl South Africa Photographer Roger Ballen is exhibiting there too until early April. Double whammy photographic genius treat.
I stole the above pics of some of my favourite images …