Writing

Please browse the links to access brief introductory statements about my practice, and more extended essays about photography.

All the writing on this site dates from 2000-2002, and should be read with that in mind. The world of photography has moved on since then. In particular the environment for publishing is now radically different, with the eclipse of some key publishers, and the proliferation of printing-on-demand and smaller presses. This has not made for more economic security, however. The circumstances for South African photography have also changed with the increasing integration of prominent work into the circuits of the international art world, and the entry of many new photographers working within a fine-art paradigm.

Coloniality and South African Photography

On Photographic Realism

Techniques

The Aura of the Book: Larry Towell’s The Mennonites

Photographic Publising: The Photographer, The Writer, and the Photographer’s Book