Yasser Booley's South Africa at Liberty - Joburg Book Launch

Yasser Booley's South Africa at Liberty - Joburg Book Launch
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Starts: Thursday, 15 June, 2017 04:00pm

Ends: Thursday, 15 June, 2017 06:00pm

Event Details

Bridge Books in association with Peter Hyde Publishers and Legalamitlwa Arts, takes great pleasure in inviting you to the Johannesburg launch of Yasser Booley's photobook SOUTH AFRICA AT LIBERTY. The book is the last in a series on Sub Saharan African photographers published by Africalia.

Join us on Thursday 15th June 2017 at 18h00 as Yasser will be in conversation with art historian Tambudzai La Verne Ndlovu, about his work.

ARTIST STATEMENT:
South Africa at Liberty is a selection of work from my first photography book that goes by the same title. The book is final in a series of photography books featuring the work of sub Saharan African photographers published by Africalia and Stichting Kunstboek in Belgium.

It is a cross section of 22 years of photographing people and the various environments I have found myself in, with a view to recording the way I look at my world. The duration happens to coincide with the time period from just before the abolishing of apartheid (when I was 17 years old and I received my first camera from my father) to the end of the first 2 decades of Democratic South Africa.

Entering the zone of public space with my work, I find that ‘my world’ is looking back in the form of the questions I need to answer for myself regarding the historiography of my approach to record my existence as much as confirming the legacy and presence of those whose paths I have crossed.
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VENUE:
Bridge Books
85 Commissioner Street
Johannesburg 2000
079 708 4461

ENQUIRIES:
079 708 4461 / 072 507 0180
info@bridgebooks.co.za

Secure underground parking is available under Beyers Naude Square/Library Gardens, in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature car park. The entrance is on Albertina Sisulu (formerly Market), just past Simmonds Street.