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On G44 - Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography - Canada
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of photography, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography and its related practices. Gallery 44 offers exhibition and publication opportunities to national and international artists, award-winning education programs, and affordable production facilities for artists. Through its programs, Gallery 44 is engaged in changing conceptions of the photographic image and its modes of production.


From the series In Transit

Justin Barton

From the series Koncordski


Jodi Bieber

From the series Real beauty
What i´m reading this days!!!

Art historian Dr. Ralf-P. Seippel has curated this historic photographic overview of South African culture and lifestyle from the 1950’s to the present. Comprising mostly of black and white photography, this extensive touring exhibition gives insight into South Africa’s social, political and cultural aspects, as well as the economic situation and the struggle for survival in the mega-cities. It shows how South Africa has evolved into the modern nation we know today.
1950-1976 Apartheid
1976-1994 Struggle
1994-2010 Freedom
Images by photographers including Bonile Bam, Jodi Bieber, Pierre Crocquet, David Goldblatt, Bob Gosani, George Hallett, Alf Kumalo, Ranjith Kally, Peter Magubane, Gideon Mendel, Santu Mofokeng, G.R. Naidoo, Cedric Nunn, Mikhael Subotzky, Andrew Tshabangu, Paul Weinberg, Gille de Vlieg and Sam Nzima, as well as those from DRUM Magazine whose names are today unknown, provide us with individual insights into life in South Africa over the past 60 years.
Photographs from the 50s and 60s published in DRUM tell the story of life in the period of Apartheid and reveal the naked truth of segregation, as well as documenting sports events, football stars and a night life full of jazz and dancing. Images from the 70s, such as Sam Nzima’s iconic photograph of wounded Hector Pieterson, shot down by the police in Soweto, 16 June 1976, document the growing struggle and resistance of the anti-apartheid movements. Further photographs from the 80s and 90s highlight brutal murders, demonstrations, the violence and brutality of imprisonment and the fight for freedom. Finally, photographers working in the 21st Century show a South Africa of recovery and immense development, democracy and freedom, alongside an understanding of the work still to be done and the inequalities that remain. In this new South Africa everyone can vote, there is freedom of speech and gender equality allows women to show their strengths.

Edited by Delia Klask, Ralf-P. Seippel, texts by Luli Callinicos, Andries Walter Oliphant, Wiebke Ratzeburg, graphic design by hackenschuh com. design
2010. 160 pp., 129 ills. in duotone, 10 in color
25.40 x 32.10 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2718-1


Pelle Cass

From the series Strangers

Alison Turner

From the series Bingo Culture

Joseph Cultice

From the series The Garden

Bill Jacobson

From the series New Year’s day

Li Kejun

From the series Rural Folks