YASSER BOOLEY, South Africa at Liberty

: Hugo (P.) et al

R 750.00
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152pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., (Ghent), (c.2015).


A collection of photographs by Yasser Booley documenting life in Cape Town, taken between 1993 and 2015.

Contributions include:
"Booley's Ubuntu: photography as a sense of belonging" by Pieter Hugo
"Observing Lives and Crafting Community: reflections on the photography of Yasser Booley" by Ingrid Masondo
"The Deliciousness of Audacity: a photographic retrospective of work by South African photographer Yasser Booley" by Tambudzai Verne Ndlovu.

“I have maintained contact with Yasser through all these years, watching him move from making pictures purely for himself to working with confidence for newspapers and NGOs. Throughout this transition the style and tone of his pictures hardly changed. What amazes me is that he still makes pictures for the same reason he started out. In an era when photography has become preoccupied with questioning its own veracity, it is refreshing to still find practitioners who photograph purely for the joy of looking at the world, with a truly humanistic and sympathetic eye. Yasser’s voice is an authentic one. He genuinely loves people. He loves Cape Town. He loves his community – a very, very large one! This monograph has been a long time in the making. What you see here is Yasser’s world. And it is a world filled with affection, togetherness, brotherhood, sisterhood and unity. I feel proud to be part of his world.” extract from the essay by Pieter Hugo

Text in English, Dutch, French and German.