Snapshots of freedom : street photography in Cape Town from the 1930s to the 1980s

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dc.contributor.author O’Connell, Siona
dc.contributor.author O’Connell, S.E. (Siona)
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-03T08:35:19Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-03T08:35:19Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.description.abstract In this article, I look at the “ordinary” (or “everyday”) archive of the racially oppressed, viewing it as an entry point into apartheid afterlives, while arguing for a rethinking of humanness and freedom after racial oppression. I consider the photographs produced by “Movie Snaps” – a street photographic studio of Cape Town, South Africa, that operated between the 1930s and the 1980s – and suggest that looking to previously marginalised narratives can offer insight into larger questions of self-representation, belonging and freedom. The contents of this article are based on a larger research project on forced removals in Cape Town, out of which several exhibitions and two documentary films have been produced to date. en_ZA
dc.description.department Historical and Heritage Studies en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.imageandtext.up.ac.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation O'Connell, S. 2017, 'Snapshots of freedom : street photography in Cape Town from the 1930s to the 1980s', Image and Text, no. 29, pp. 219-234. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1020-1497 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/66073
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Pretoria, Department of Visual Arts en_ZA
dc.rights University of Pretoria, Department of Visual Arts en_ZA
dc.subject Apartheid en_ZA
dc.subject Forced removals en_ZA
dc.subject Photography en_ZA
dc.subject Archive en_ZA
dc.subject Freedom en_ZA
dc.subject Representation en_ZA
dc.subject Street photography en_ZA
dc.title Snapshots of freedom : street photography in Cape Town from the 1930s to the 1980s en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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