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