Zwelethu Mthethwa, South African portrait photographer
Untitled, 2002. From the”Empty Beds" series
"I wanted to look at the space and see how the space could define the people without the people being present."- Mthethewa
Interview: The Future of African Photography @ African Digital Art:
"You know when we look at Africa, people, they always tell negative stories. And there’s so many positive stories that we have. I believe that in all communities there’ll be negative and positive areas in the way that you look at the stories of any community. So I’ve taken it upon me to change or provoke and ask questions that will tell a different story about Africa".
image via: Jack Shainman Gallery