Alastair Whitton | A Foreign Land

Limited edition publication

Launched during Photo London 2022 | Now available


South African photographer Alastair Whitton’s photo narrative titled ‘A Foreign Land’ was recently presented at Photo London by Black Box Publishing. Essentially a portrait of Cape Town, a city with a complex history and an uncertain future, this series of images considers, what Whitton refers to as, “the mechanisms of memory and the mapping of geographies” in a Post-Apartheid democratic South Africa. Through the lens, he explores the “architecture of time and the poetics and politics of place”. These photographs celebrate the seemingly commonplace and are in effect ‘monuments’ to the dislocated and over looked.

Launched at Photo London and now available at Barnard is Whitton’s limited edition book representing an overview and contextualisation of the complete project of 21 images, including an introduction by acclaimed artist Marlene Dumas and an insightful essay by distinguished South African writer Alexandra Dodd. This book published by FOTO | BLACK BOX, an imprint of Black Box Publishing, is limited to 50 signed and numbered copies, a select number of which are now available to purchase at Barnard Gallery.

May 24, 2022