Teetering on the borderline

IOL | Danny Shorkend:

Children may represent or symbolise innocence, exuberance, curiosity and the very future of any society. Yet, strangely, when photographed, a serious confrontation ensues with regard to the decaying borders of innocent youth; a sense of resignation and forlornness; the cessation of a questioning spirit and fear of the unknown, as if one treads carefully into the distant moments beyond the now. And yet this duality is apt in the context of Hugo’s photographs of children… Read more

Image: OUT-OF-SYNC: Pieter Hugo’s Portrait 16, South Africa, 2016, C-print