Gavin Goodman Photo Exhibition

Gavin Goodman's images explore issues like identity and the racial divide in post-Apartheid culture


A thought-provoking selection of photographs by Gavin Goodman is to be exhibited at the Joao Ferreira Gallery in Hout Street, Cape Town.

Inspired by the glossy, visually commanding style of fashion photography and pop-culture iconography, Gavin Goodman has created a body of work that is layered with contemporary and thought-provoking themes, without compromising on aesthetic impact.

The images are distinctly South African, exploring issues like identity and the racial divide in our post-Apartheid culture.

It is artistic risk-taking to "play" with such historically significant concepts, but the photographer's tongue-in-cheek approach brings a playful, questioning edge to the potentially contentious subject matter.

Although the collection has a single, central message, each image is also designed to stand alone and tell its own distinct story.

Goodman has approached
each image with intentional subjectivity, thus inviting the viewer to form their own thoughts and opinions.

Controversy and socio-political change always captures the human imagination, and with this exhibition by Goodman, he essentially is inviting you to think.

Gavin Goodman photography exhibition:

Date: 4 – 25 September 2008
Venue: Joao Ferreira Gallery
Location: 80 Hout Street | Cape Town

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