[Marxism] I Will Hold You in My Arms a Day After the War: The Fifth Newsletter (2020).

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Jan 30 08:06:35 MST 2020

On Monday, 27 January, the South African photographer Santu Mofokeng 
slipped away. His camera had been a familiar presence in the 
anti-apartheid struggle; after years of photographing police violence 
and popular resistance, he tired of making ‘images bespeaking gloom, 
monotony, anguish, struggle, [and] oppression’, he wrote in 1993. It was 
then that Santu turned his camera on the life of the black working 
class. ‘Perhaps I was looking for something that refuses to be 
photographed,’ he said. ‘I was only chasing shadows, perhaps’. Those who 
search for the future chase shadows.


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