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Tales from the City of Gold takes in a vast region near Johannesburg that brought the city its wealth : the "gold reef", where the largest mining companies dug gold for more than a hundred years.
Jason Larkin details the broken and reconstructed topography, pictures the lost and forgotten landscapes (minus the areas used as dumps), the companies that are re-mining some of the slag heaps, and the abandoned people still living in theses areas. The artist draws a portrait of this region with images that are often beautiful, but also respect a certain distance; as if he simply wanted to document the situation and did not want to take side on the status of this land and the living condition of its inhabitants.
With an introduction to the images and background on the region by Mara Kardas-Nelson and an essay by Julian Rodriguez about the History of South Africa - and the gold reef - in the eyes of the photographers.
96 pages - Hardcover, no DJ
Kehrer Verlag, 2013
New - Mint condition
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