Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Zwelethu Mthethwa

"Sugar Cane Series: Untitled" (2003): Mtheltha is a artist best known for his work in African Photography. He portrays rural South African workers in their every day habitat. This artist's work is appreciated for its unique beauty, but also for the sense of dignity it captures in its subject matter. Mthethwa also paints and believes that through painting and photography one can become politically aware of the struggle for these workers. Their wore work close and well-used tools of their trade are juxtaposed against a serene backdrop of greenery. In a word, these pictures are powerful.

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