Offering To The Ancestors, Kwa Mandlankosi
Lightjet C-print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
Image: 106 x 128.7 cm Paper: 126 x 147.7 cm
Beaufort West was his choice, a hardscrabble place located roughly equidistant between Cape Town and Johannesburg.
In the best tradition of the extended photo essay (happily the work has been published as a book), Subotzky gives us a balanced picture of the place and its people, the drunks, prostitutes and prisoners at the bottom of the heap; the grim-faced whites holding onto their privileges at the top.