Picture Cape Town: Landmarks of a New Generation

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Inspired by the highly successful Picture L.A., each of these publications contains images by a group of youths who photographed what they consider to be their city's distinctive landmarks. The images, in combination with quotes from the photographers, evoke ideas that challenge readers' conventional notions of landmarks and, at the same time, invite readers to consider how they are marked by the communities in which they live.

The images from Cape Town provide a visual ...

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Overview


Inspired by the highly successful Picture L.A., each of these publications contains images by a group of youths who photographed what they consider to be their city's distinctive landmarks. The images, in combination with quotes from the photographers, evoke ideas that challenge readers' conventional notions of landmarks and, at the same time, invite readers to consider how they are marked by the communities in which they live.

The images from Cape Town provide a visual narrative of this African city--proud, diverse, and full of energy--and prompt a reassessment of the notion that Cape Town is "a piece of Europe that has lost its way."

Each book contains a selection of black-and-white prints culled from hundreds taken during the course of the projects, along with short biographies and color images of each of the young photographers.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Tim Whitney
What is a landmark? Ten young photographers, aged between eleven and eighteen years, from diverse cultural, economic, and religious backgrounds, tackle this question in this unique project, similarly done before in Los Angeles, California. The project is aimed at young people to get them to start thinking about conservation and the meaning of cultural heritage. As a result, this book is more than a mere collection of photographs of Cape Town, South Africa, it is a reflection on how we are marked by and interpret the environment in which we live.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892364442
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Series: Getty Conservation Institute Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 10.88 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Landmarks 1
Picturing Cape Town 3
The Moment Between 6
The Photographs 9
Afterword 99
The Photographers 100
Biographies 110
Project Participants 113
Acknowledgements 114
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