Phuza Life: Young, restless and plastered

Times Live | Rea Khoabane:


Photographer Musa N Nxumalo portrays the restless youth of South Africa and in the process transforms them into art.

His photos have put him on the top 10 list of the prestigious First Book Award, established in 2012 to support emerging photographers.

Drinking it all in: Musa N Nxumalo’s latest series of photographs shows the glorification of alcohol in Johannesburg’s youth culture

Nxumalo’s collection, In Search Of ., shows ”alternative kids” and, according to the photographer, gives viewers a glimpse into the melting pot that is urban youth culture in Johannesburg.

Nxumalo’s images resonate beyond their immediate context because of the global significance of his subject matter – the glorification of alcohol…


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