Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Native Work

In Andrew Putter's recent project Native Work he presents us with black and white photos of black South Africans in various traditional, Xhosa attire juxtaposed by the very same individuals in colour photos dressed in contemporary western attire. I found this extremely thought provoking; when looking at the pictures you can't help but think about the implications of colonialism and how the rapid infiltration of the West (and Western lifestyle) in Africa somewhat compromised our cultural sense of self.

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