Playing With Plastic, Toekomsrus, Beaufort
Lightjet C-print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
Image: 106 x 128.7 cm Paper: 126 x 147.7 cm
Like so many fine photographers, Mikhael Subotzky drifted into photography in 2000 as an eighteen-year-old backpacker intending simply to document his travels, and got the bug. Aware of the great tradition of documentary photography, and particularly inspired by David Goldblatt’s In Boksburg (1982), he set out to make a portrait of a small, post-apartheid town that would address marginalization and incarceration, two facets of the violence wracking the country.