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Mofokeng, Santu 1956-

Overview
Works: 98 works in 148 publications in 6 languages and 1,190 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Pictorial works  Portraits  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Photographer, Illustrator, Artist, Editor
Classifications: TR820.5, 305.896806822109049
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Santu Mofokeng
Violence in a time of liberation : murder and ethnicity at a South African gold mine, 1994 by Donald L Donham( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How can we account for the apparent increase in ethnic violence across the globe? Donald L. Donham develops a methodology for understanding violence that shows why this question needs to be recast. He examines an incident that occurred at a South African gold mine at the moment of the 1994 elections that brought apartheid to a close. Black workers ganged up on the Zulus among them, killing two and injuring many more. While nearly everyone came to characterize the conflict as "ethnic," Donham argues that heightened ethnic identity was more an outcome of the violence than its cause. Based on his careful reconstruction of events, he contends that the violence was not motivated by hatred of an ethnic other. It emerged, rather, in ironic ways, as capitalist managers gave up apartheid tactics and as black union activists took up strategies that departed from their stated values. National liberation, as it actually occurred, was gritty, contradictory, and incomplete. Given unusual access to the mine, Donham comes to this conclusion based on participant observation, review of extensive records, and interviews conducted over the course of a decade. "Violence in a Time of Liberation" is a kind of murder mystery that reveals not only who did it but also the ways that narratives of violence, taken up by various media, create ethnic violence after the fact"--Back cover
Ai Weiwei, Romuald Karmakar, Santu Mofokeng, Dayanita Singh : German Pavilion 2013, 55th International Art Exhibition, La biennale di Venezia by Biennale di Venezia( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black photo album : look at me : 1890-1950 by Santu Mofokeng( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"…with the so-called civilised workers, almost without exception their civilisation was only skin deep." O. Pirow, quoting South African Prime Minister J. B. M. Hertzog. For this book Santu Mofokeng collected private photographs which urban black working and middle-class families in South Africa commissioned between 1890 and 1950, a time when the government was creating policies towards those designated as "natives". Painterly in style, the images evoke the artifices of Victorian photography. Some of them are fiction, a creation of the artist in terms of setting, props, clothing and pose - yet there is no evidence of coercion. We believe these images, as they reveal something about how these people imagined themselves. In this work Mofokeng analyses the sensibilities, aspirations and self-image of the black population and its desire for representation and ..." --Publisher description
La biennale di Venezia, German Pavilion 2013 : Ai Weiwei, Romuald Karmakar, Santu Mofokeng, Dayanita Singh by Biennale di Venezia( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhizomes of memory : tre sørafrikanske fotografer by David Goldblatt( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santu Mofokeng : the black photo album/look at me 1890-1950 by Santu Mofokeng( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chasing shadows : Santu Mofokeng : thirty years of photographic essays by Santu Mofokeng( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibish Mumbu : écrivain by Bibish Mumbu( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boiling point : people in a changing climate by Leonie S Joubert( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santu Mofokeng by Santu Mofokeng( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in Dutch and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories: 1, Train Church by Santu Mofokeng( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of a few weeks in 1986, aboard the crowded and precarious Soweto-Johannesburg train he took to and from his job as a darkroom printer, Santu Mofokeng photographed a ritual he witnessed daily. His fellow commuters, working-class residents from the surrounding townships, would spontaneously begin to sing. Bible-wielding preachers would sermonize, prayers would be uttered, and murmurs would gradually build into a raucous chorus replete with clapping, bell-ringing, dancing, and improvised drums. "These pictures capture two of the most significant features of South African life," Mofokeng says, "the experience of commuting (migrancy) and the pervasiveness of spirituality."
Transition by Rencontres internationales de la photographie( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photography : telling stories across the barriers of politics, economics, race, culture and time( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three documentaries on South African photographers and photojournalists
Concert at Sewefontein by Santu Mofokeng( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funeral by Santu Mofokeng( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Train church : photographed over a few weeks in 1986 on the Soweto-Johannesburg commuter line by Santu Mofokeng( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black Photo Album / 1890-1950 by Santu Mofokeng( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories by Santu Mofokeng( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santu Mofokeng : stories by Santu Mofokeng( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le site internet de l'éditeur indique : "Over the course of a few weeks in 1986, aboard the crowded and precarious Soweto-Johannesburg train he took to and from his job as a darkroom printer, Santu Mofokeng photographed a ritual he witnessed daily. His fellow commuters, working-class residents from the surrounding townships, would spontaneously begin to sing. Bible-wielding preachers would sermonize, prayers would be uttered, and murmurs would gradually build into a raucous chorus replete with clapping, bell-ringing, dancing, and improvised drums. These pictures capture two of the most significant features of South African life, Mofokeng says, the experience of commuting (migrancy) and the pervasiveness of spirituality. The first of a defining series of photo-essays by Mofokeng that Steidl will release in the coming years, Train Church is the photographer earliest long-form story newly revised and expanded, and brought palpably to life in an oversize format" (2016-08-01, https://steidl.de/Books/Stories-1-Train-Church-1422233152.html)
Animism : Volume I by Agence / Agency / Agentschap( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Violence in a time of liberation : murder and ethnicity at a South African gold mine, 1994
Alternative Names
Mofokeng, Santo

Santu Mofokeng

Santu Mofokeng fotograaf uit Zuid-Afrika

Santu Mofokeng fotògraf sud-africà

Santu Mofokeng fotógrafo sudafricano

Santu Mofokeng South African photographer

Santu Mofokeng südafrikanischer Fotograf

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