Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Peter Bialobrzeski: Informal Arrangements

This is the third and most interesting book I've seen by Bialobrzeski. It focuses on the interiors of shantytown shacks in South Africa. The photographs are a far cry from what you might expect -dark, depressing and soul-less. The resourcefulness of the residence is astounding and the influence of western society and commercial culture blinding. There are advertisements and film posters a plenty, one room is wallpapered with an underwear catalogue. This body of work is full of small details that may only be noted second or third time around. I highly recommend this one.

Get it at Artwords, Broadway Market.

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