At the half-way point along South Africa’s great highway – the N1 running from Cape Town to Johannesburg – lies the small town of Beaufort West. With its prison in the middle of town, on an island in the highway, it’s a surreal road-stop that offers everything a traveler might want – food, gas, a place to stay, an hour of sex.
Vivid characters and poignant social landscapes are the subject of Mikhael SUBOTZKY's's first photobook 'Beaufort West' confronting central issues of contemporary South African society.
Mikhael SUBOTZKY's debut photo book, 'Beaufort West' is exquisitely produced on a large portfolio scale. With an introduction by leading South African writer Jonny Steinberg and Mikhael SUBOTZKY’s own commentary on the photographs, the book is both a document of social evidence and the visual manifesto of the best of the new wave of South African art photographers.
About the photographer, Mikhael SUBOTZKY
Photo books by Mikhael SUBOTZKY
- HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 35 x 28 x 2 cm., 80 pp., color ills., text language: English