Andrew Tshabangu: Footprints



Edited and with an introduction by Thembinkosi Goniwe
Preface by Mongane Wally Serote
Essays by Michael Godby, Ashraf Jamal, Neelika M. Jayawardane, Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, Hlonipha Mokoena, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Simon Njami
Published 2017
ISBN: 978-0-9947009-2-6
Hard cover
204 pages
260 x 240 mm
ZAR 660 incl VAT


Fourthwall Books and Gallery MOMO are pleased to announce the publication of Andrew Tshabangu: Footprints, the first major survey book on the work of this acclaimed South African photographer.

The book, sponsored and supported by Gallery MOMO and Standard Bank, coincides with the exhibition Andrew Tshabangu: Footprints at the Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg. Andrew Tshabangu has been making photographs for over twenty years. He has traversed the city and the countryside—in South Africa and elsewhere—with an ease born of deep familiarity and empathy, and in order to show everyday lives made meaningful by the rhythms of work, faith and leisure. Each series in this important book suggests a deep contemplation of the places, rituals and material conditions that have structured black life in South Africa. The work suggests an understanding of the ways in which people have made virtues of necessity, transformed the marginal spaces bequeathed to them by apartheid and mobilised the terms of their own political and spiritual freedom.