'Transition' Publication Launch Wednesday 27 November 2013 at 18h00

  • November 15, 2013

Launch of Transition Publication

Transition explores the relationship between photography and land in South Africa through the work of leading photographers from South Africa and France. The photographers have documented landscapes that are especially resonant in terms of South Africa’s history, or which lie at the heart of contemporary debates on environmental sustainability and social justice. This work was carried out under the auspices of the Social Landscape Photography Project, which formed part of the France-South Africa Seasons of 2012 and 2013.

The launch of Transition will include a panel discussion about the ways in which images define how South Africans position themselves concerning land – this with reference to events that are currently shaping discourse about land in South Africa.

About the panel:

  • Andile Mngxitama

Mr Mngxitama is Editor-in-Chief of the New Frank Talk journal, a co-founder of the Landless People’s Movement and a member of the Central Command Team of the Economic Freedom Fighters. He writes and speaks from a Black Consciouness perspective, and is most recently the author (with Aryan Kaganof) of From a Place of Blackness.

  • Elmien du Plessis

Dr du Plessis is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Johannesburg where she teaches customary and property law. Her research focuses on how customary law concepts of ownership can be protected in a paradigm that favours individual ownership, especially in the context of indigenous knowledge and views on land.

  • Simmi Dullay

Ms Dully is a Lecturer in Art History and Visual Arts at the University of South Africa. She investigates issues of exile using interdisciplinary methods that draw on Black Consciousness, auto-ethnography and memory work.

The discussion will be moderated by Patricia Hayes, Professor of History at the University of the Western Cape. Her teaching deals with visual history, notably modern documentary photography in Southern Africa.


To download the press release please click here


For more information, please contact:

Jacklynne Hobbs


Dahlia Maubane

Tel: (011) 834-1444

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