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Tuesday, October 15, 2013


(Some of Deseni Soobben's images)

Currently running at artSPACE durban is Lights, Camera, Fire..., an Afrapix exhibition of photographs by Cedric Nunn, Rafs Mayet and Deseni Soobben.

All three photographers were active with Afrapix in the 80’s. This exhibition – far from being a comprehensive overview of the important role Afrapix played in communicating and archiving key years in South Africa’s transition – is more of a selection of images by the three photographers combining images not covered by the mainstream media of the day. Interspersed with the social commentary are personal photographs by the three photographers. The exhibition is both a personal and the political narrative of a South African prior to the first democratic general elections.

Afrapix was a national collective of progressive photographers. They had a KZN office in Omar Badsha’s darkroom in Good Hope Centre in Queen / Denis Hurley Street.

Lights, Camera, Fire... runs until October 26. artSPACE is in 3 Millar Road; alongside the Waste Centre off Umgeni Road. Telephone 031 312 0793. Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 09h00 to17h00, Saturday and Public Holidays 09h00 to 14h00.