Jo Ractliffe is a South-African documentary photographer and teacher.
She is considered to be an important and influential contemporary "social photographer". Her work has been exhibited worldwide: Rencontres d'Arles festival, Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA in New York, Tate Modern in London, South Korea, etc.
Her most famous body of work, "As Terras do Fim do Mundo", documents the conflicts known as the "Border War", which occurred betwen 1966 and 1988 in territories of Angola, today's Namibia and South Africa. The project was published under the same name in 2010 by Stevenson, her gallery in Cape Town.
Among the other photobooks published by Jo Ractliffe : "The Borderlands" (Editorial RM, 2015), and "Two Men Arrive in a Village" (The Gould Collection, 2021), an Image / text publication that included a text by Zadie Smith whose title gave the name to the book.
© Portrait (uncredited) the English Wikipedia page of the artist
Presentation by The Gould Collection: " The selection of photographs by Jo Ractliffe in this volume were made between 1985 and 2019, and come from many places: South Africa, from the Great Karoo to Gauteng and Limpopo provinces to Zimbabwe in the north, and from the Western Cape, up the coast to Namibia and Angola. The dialogue between Ractliffe’s...
.Sold out.Publisher's presentation : "Since 2007, Ractliffe's photography has focused on the aftermath of the war in Angola. Ractliffe writes: « For most South Africans, Angola was perceived as a distant elsewhere—‘the border’—where brothers and boyfriends were sent as part of their military service. Now, over two decades since Namibia's independence and...