Beyond the frame : a liminal space in contemporary South African photography

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Shepherd, Nick en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Godby, Michael en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Hotsko, Jennifer en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-05T17:21:49Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-05T17:21:49Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Hotsko, J. 2009. Beyond the frame : a liminal space in contemporary South African photography. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9231
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Anthropologists and ethnographers documenting the African subject – as soldiers of the colonial enterprise, dominated early practices of photography in Africa. These endeavors manufactured a visual narrative that was uniform in its approach to Africa's landscape, which largely persists in the popular imagination.In the early 1990s with the fall of apartheid and transition towards democracy, South Africa's landscape witnessed a new current in the medium of photography; photographers who had been documenting the 'struggle' were suddenly deprived of the central focus of their work. Creative artistic expression, which had been largely restricted, blossomed. This paper examines four of South Africa's 'new generation' of photographers who have seen unprecedented success both in South Africa and in the West. This paper examines whether these photographers and their images are confronting and challenging the stereotypical stock photographs that have misrepresented South Africa's landscape. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other African Studies en_ZA
dc.title Beyond the frame : a liminal space in contemporary South African photography en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department African Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
uct.type.filetype Text
uct.type.filetype Image
dc.identifier.apacitation Hotsko, J. (2009). <i>Beyond the frame : a liminal space in contemporary South African photography</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,African Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9231 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Hotsko, Jennifer. <i>"Beyond the frame : a liminal space in contemporary South African photography."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,African Studies, 2009. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9231 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Hotsko J. Beyond the frame : a liminal space in contemporary South African photography. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,African Studies, 2009 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9231 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Hotsko, Jennifer AB - Anthropologists and ethnographers documenting the African subject – as soldiers of the colonial enterprise, dominated early practices of photography in Africa. These endeavors manufactured a visual narrative that was uniform in its approach to Africa's landscape, which largely persists in the popular imagination.In the early 1990s with the fall of apartheid and transition towards democracy, South Africa's landscape witnessed a new current in the medium of photography; photographers who had been documenting the 'struggle' were suddenly deprived of the central focus of their work. Creative artistic expression, which had been largely restricted, blossomed. This paper examines four of South Africa's 'new generation' of photographers who have seen unprecedented success both in South Africa and in the West. This paper examines whether these photographers and their images are confronting and challenging the stereotypical stock photographs that have misrepresented South Africa's landscape. DA - 2009 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2009 T1 - Beyond the frame : a liminal space in contemporary South African photography TI - Beyond the frame : a liminal space in contemporary South African photography UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9231 ER - en_ZA


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