Background information, ontent
"Santu MOFOKENG is one of South Africa's most important photographers, whose work is highly regarded internationally. As one of the few black photographers of his generation, he documented the fight against apartheid and the living conditions of the South African population. In recent years he has dealt with shady places like Auschwitz, Nagasaki and Hanoi.
In a detailed interview with Corinne Diserens, Santu MOFOKENG describes the approaches and approach of his photography. The monograph 'Chasing Shadows. Thirty years of photographic essays' gives an overview of his impressive work for the first time." (© Prestel, 2011)
About South african photographer Santu MOFOKENG (b.1956 in Johannesburg)
Santu MOFOKENG began his career as a street photographer in Soweto during the apartheid era. Having received the Ernest Cole Scholarship in 1991, he studied at the International Centre for Photography in New York. In 1998 he received the Künstlerhaus Worpswede Fellowship and in 2002 a DAADFellowship in Berlin. His first international retrospective opened in May 2011 at 'Jeu de Paume' in Paris. Santu MOFOKENG lives and works in Johannesburg.
Photo books by Santu MOFOKENG
- Okwui Enwezor
- HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 24,5 x 28 x 2,5 cm., 240 pp., b/w ills., text language: English