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Koto Bolofo: The Prison

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en Limba Engleză Hardback – April 2013
Having left South Africa at the age of four as a political refugee with his parents, photographer Koto Bolofo returned tohis home country with his wife in 1992, two years after Nelson Mandela had been released from prison. Bolofo got freeaccess to the notorious and by now deserted prison of Robben Island, where Mandela had been held for the majorityof the twenty-seven years of his confinement in a cell of barely 6 square metres in Section B. The photographer and hiswife eagerly began documenting the site's abandoned interiors and surroundings, dreading the prison's potential closure.Meanwhile, it was converted into a well-frequented museum in 1997 and included on the World Heritage List byUNESCO in 1999.The black and white photographs of this volume conspicuously favour close-up depictions of details as opposed togeneral views: leftover items, barbed wire fences, spacious dormitories viewed through a spyhole, the key in the lockto Mandela's cell which is so tiny it cannot be taken as a whole-all this is conveying the gloomy sense of claustrophobiaand suppression that characterise the place. The camera is constantly searching for the few rays of light that penetratethe ubiquitous grimness and silence of cruelty.
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ISBN-13: 9783869306001
ISBN-10: 3869306009
Pagini: 288
Dimensiuni: 292 x 371 x 15 mm
Greutate: 1.5 kg
Editura: Steidl Dap

Notă biografică

Koto Bolofo was born in South Africa in 1959 and raised in Great Britain. Bolofo has photographed for magazinessuch as Vogue, Vanity Fair and GQ and made short films for the Berlinale and the Venice Film Festival. He has createdadvertising campaigns for companies including Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Dom Pérignon. Bolofo lives in the Vendée,France, and his books with Steidl include Lord Snowdon, Dreams, Horse Power, Venus Williams, I Spy with my LittleEye, Something beginning with S, Vroom! Vroom!, La Maison and Grande Complication.