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Since Apartheid’s fall in 1994, South African photography has exploded from the grip of censorship onto the world stage. A key figure in this movement is Zwelethu Mthethwa, whose portraits powerfully frame black South Africans as dignified and defiant individuals, even under the duress of social and economic hardship. Photographing in urban and rural industrial landscapes, Mthethwa documents a range of aspects in present-day South Africa, from domestic life and the environment to landscape and labor issues. His stunning portraits often portray rural immigrants on the margins of South African cities, revealing the efforts of his subjects to maintain thir cultural identities through their choices in clothing, and the decoration of their dwellings. His singular oeuvre challenges traditional conventions of African commercial studio photography and Western documentary work, moving away from the exoticized images that encapsulate what curator Okwui Enwezor describes as “afro pessimism.”