Point of View: Contemporary South African Photography

Barnard Gallery is proud to present Point of View - an exhibition of selected contemporary photography by established and emerging South African artists.


A common term in photography, point of view implies the position from which the cameraman sees and sets the scene. It is a subjective term, acknowledging the dominance of a particular place, object, moment and space that for others, might go unnoticed. And with these choices come the essential questions that every artist and every viewer must ask: what is the significance of these people, places and objects? Why the dominant or centralised focus on one image over another? What conceptual, ideological and aesthetic decisions have been made to reach the point of framing and producing these images?