Mikhael Subotzky

In an essay in David Goldblatt’s Some Afrikaners Revisited (2007), Antjie Krog writes: “All one can hope for is that a new generation of photographers are recording the layeredness of our new society with the same sensitivity to difference, access to power and porous borders [as Goldblatt has].”

Mikhael Subotzky Break-In, Rustdene Township, Beaufort West, 2006 Chromogenic color print32 1⁄4 x 39 3/8″ (82 x 100 cm) © 2008 Mikhael SubotzkyIn an essay in David Goldblatt’s Some Afrikaners Revisited (2007),Antjie Krog writes: “All one can hope for is that a new generation ofphotographers are recording the layeredness of our new society with thesame sensitivity to difference, access to power and porous borders [asGoldblatt has].” In what seems like a direct answer to her hope, NewPhotography 2008, at the Museum of Modern Art, presents 23 images fromMikhael Subotzky’s Beaufort West series, inspired in part byGoldblatt’s In Boksburg (1982). Subotzky is also looking closely at thework of photographers like Jim Goldberg and Jeff Wall…READ FULL REVIEW IN PRINT
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