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TJ: Double Negative (a novel) : Johannesburg Photographs 1948/2010, Paperback / softback Book

TJ: Double Negative (a novel) : Johannesburg Photographs 1948/2010 Paperback / softback


This publication is the product of the collaboration of two of the finest creative individuals at work in South Africa today, a photographer and a novelist, on a project that is the city of Johannesburg. `Johannesburg is a fragmented city. It is not a place of smoothly integrated parts. And it has a name that does not roll easily off the tongue.' So begins David Goldblatt's introduction to TJ, a book of photographs of Johannesburg.

Commencing in the 1950s, his masterful lens probes, documents and comments on life over six decades in this incomparable African city.

Selected from a massive body of work, this superb distillation presents a unique pictorial history of the city.

A new novel by Ivan Vladislavic partners the book of photographs.

In Double Negative, a young man in Johannesburg receives an induction into the intricate nature of photography and artistic representation.

The novel traces the young man as he heads into his career that takes him overseas and back, developing in the process an ever widening perspective on not only the social and political change in the country but also on questions to do with observation and the observing subject.

It brings into sharp focus the history of South Africa's recent past and the difficulty of imaging and re-imagining it.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 456 pages, 40 Illustrations, black and white; 260 Illustrations, color
  • Publisher: Contrasto
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  • Category: Photographs: collections
  • ISBN: 9788869652721



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