- Santu Mofokeng 1956–2020
- Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
- Image: 665 × 985 mm
- Purchased with funds provided by the Africa Acquisitions Committee 2017
Mofokeng’s work draws links between historical trauma and what he calls ‘mutations in nature’. In his series Climate Change, he traces the damage caused by South Africa’s history of mining and abandoned industrial progress. These photographs document land turning into desert, flooding and polluted soil. They also point to the effects of massive carbon emissions on the entire planetary ecosystem. ‘I’m saying: this is what we’re all afraid of’, he commented.
Gallery label, June 2021
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