For his latest exhibition, Oa Mpona, the artist has worked with women weavers in Lesotho to revive an age-old tradition
The latest project by multidisciplinary artist and designer Atang Tshikare sees him collaborating with weavers in Lesotho to revive an old tradition. Since creating fantastical animals for Design Miami 2016, he’s established himself as one of the freshest creative voices on the African continent, and shows no sig
The work of four South African fine-art photographers emphasises Edward Steichen’s belief that ‘a portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it'
From the earliest daguerreotype, the self has been a favoured subject of photographers, and portraits have fascinated us with their attempts to capture beauty, stature or transience. Photography democratised the process of seeing yourself as the concrete result of an artistic vision, and we’re still not tired of the results.
At the heart of portraiture is the question of identity, and many South African artists turn the lens on others or themselves to unpack troubled histories, explore personal narratives or reconstruct realities. Here are some of our finest explorers of the ever-shifting landscape that is the human face