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25 August 2015

GRAEME WILLIAMS_Night of the Year 2015

Proposal by Janette Danel Helleu

Graeme williams has returned his focus to Johannesburg, fifteen years after his first monograph was published. Much has changed since that period, during which the urban area was shifting from a whites‐only, apartheid zone to a vibrant mixed-race precinct. Now, the city is almost exclusively the domain of black people. Violence and xenophobic attacks have become more common. A city refracted portrays life in the city as harsh, but does so in a lyrical manner.