Guy Tillim's African Street Photography
Guy Tillim has photographed African cities where traces of historical periods—from colonialism to independence, socialism to global capitalism—coexist. Tillim has never believed that one frame can capture the essence of a situation. For him, all moments could be decisive.
May 25, 2019
The Political Economy of Safari
I didn’t find the empty, pristine wilderness I’d come looking for in South Africa, or the restoration I’d thought would flow from it. Instead, I’d found something sharper and more discomfiting: why someone like me might search for those things, and how others might be excluded from even imagining them.
March 6, 2019
Whatever’s Happening to Interracial Love?
At Meghan and Harry’s wedding, Bishop Curry made sure that he invoked not only King, but the slave trade—in a room full of the chief beneficiaries and heirs of the architects of imperialism and slavery—to remind us that love without justice is not really love at all.
June 25, 2018
Coetzee's Boyhood Photos
J.M. Coetzee gave up photography, he says, because of a lack of empathy and curiosity. But one must take these protestations with a pinch of salt, for he came to understand the way storytelling was driven by not being allowed across a threshold, by imagining what might lurk beyond it.
January 19, 2018