This book is a celebration, a gracious vision. Booley’s South Africa shows ordinary people caught at a crossroads, entangled in a confused unity. He brings the beauty of humanity through all the difference of religion, culture, class and gender diversity. His character and style reveal an unbridled optimism, not to mention a casual touch of irony.
Yasser Booley – South Africa at Liberty
Yasser ‘Mierkat’ Booley began producing photographs in 1993 on the eve of the ‘new’ South Africa. He grew up under the high tension of a politically charged South Africa in a conservative Cape Malay family from the Bo-Kaap. From an early age, he became an observant student who wanted to master and capture the eclectic ‘rainbow nation’.
Photography has flown over the history of Africa without ever really gaining a foothold in the imaginations of creative minds on the continent.
Jacques Brel immortalized the West Flanders hinterland; le plat pays, in more than one chanson. This flat land between the North Sea and Bruges is littered with picturesque villages such as Damme, Lissewege, Houtave or Ramskapelle. Idyllic, seemingly godforsaken places with whitewashed houses and messy farmyards.
Watch Me is an overview of more than four decades of Lucille Feremans’ photographic oeuvre. The collection not only shows the most memorable images from her richly filled international career, but also gives us a glimpse into her creative process and artistic language. Intriguing photographs from successful exhibitions such as Velata, Talking Hats, Polaroid Works and Body Visions are brought together and interspersed with never-before-seen images from Lucille’s studio or made during master classes abroad.
Les Brasseries de Paris, the first volume in Henk van Cauwenbergh’s much-talked-about series on cities, has been out of print for quite some time now. High time, therefore, to devote a new book to the creative and frivolous city of lights that is so dear to him. In this Paris Revisited, he presents an up-to-date picture of the atmosphere that Paris exudes today and tomorrow.