Golden Youth Golden Youth

oliver kruger

Golden Youth

L'Artiere Edizioni, Italy — 2015
SFr. 49.00
Pages: 74
Edition: 500
Dimensions: 30.5 x 24.5 cm
Language: English
ISBN: 9788887569599

Golden Youth is not a document of any particular Joburg sub-culture, nor is it a study of consumerism. It does not explain the izikhothane, those cloth-burning youths from Soweto who are the latest subject of written enquiry by pedigreed explainers of things. Golden Youth is, quite simply, a portrait study of some Johannesburg youth at a very particular moment in time, the city’s time as much as their personal biographies.
“It is a very thin slice of people seen at a very specific time,” says Oliver. “It is not a broad statement about Joburg.” And yet, he concedes, the idea of Joburg is contained in every portrait. “This particular look and style could come from nowhere else.”
Sean O’Toole

ISBN 9788887569599

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