"Ponte City" by Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Juxtapoz was lucky enough to visit the Ponte City construction site in Johannesburg, South Africa with Magnum photographer Mikhael Subotzky back in 2008 as he began what would become this book collection—scratch that, this is so much more than a book: it’s an immersive archival box set of found documents, photography, essays, truly a visual history of what publishing house Steidl calls both a “ dreamland and dystopia.”

Essay: Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse, Ponte City, Johannesburg

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 09, 2011
They called it the "highrise ghetto," and unfortunately, the name seemed perfectly labeled. As luck would have it, in the Spring of 2008, while preparing Juxtapoz' Contemporary African Art issue, Juxtapoz photo editor Estevan Oriol, Editor M. Revelli, and myself, Evan Pricco, found ourselves in Johannesburg climbing an "abandoned" tower in a dilapidated elevator with South African photographer, Mikhael Subotzky.

Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography coming to V & A Museum, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 28, 2011
When we published our Contemporary African Art Issue in November of 2008, we featured a few prominent contemporary South African photographers, including Pieter Hugo and Mikhael Subotzky. Both, along with 15 others, are part of the Victoria and Albert Museum of London's exhibition, Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography, opening April 12, 2011. More after the jump . . .


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