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Reception and Talk for “Binnegoed: Coloured & South African Photography”

May 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Afrikaans n.
1. Innards or intestines.
2. Euphemism for courage.
3. Way of being on the inside that is both vital and entangled.

South Africa during Apartheid is revisited here with the work of sixteen photographers who lived and worked during this period of legalized racial segregation. BINNEGOED: Coloured & South African Photography reflects on the history of race and Apartheid resistance to consider what it meant to be Coloured. Classified under Apartheid as neither Black nor White, the place of Coloured people today remains hidden within the South African body politic.

Drawn from the South African Collection held at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University, BINNEGOED includes the work of some important, yet underexposed photographers who came of age during Apartheid defiance. They include photographers like Cedric Nunn, Paul Alberts, Gideon Mendel, Zubeida Vallie, George Hallett, Paul Weinberg, and Bee Berman.

BINNEGOED: Coloured & South African Photography is curated by Candice Jansen, 2014–15 exhibitions intern at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Jansen also is a new Ph.D. Fellow and an Archibald Mafeje Scholar at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER) in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The home of Amy Madhlawu Louw, grandmother of the photographer, iVuna, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2001. Photograph by Cedric Nunn.


May 11, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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