I went recently to the Johannesburg Art Gallery to see the current Ernest Cole exhibition. I didn’t know Cole before seeing the exhibition, and I caught myself thinking that i should have known him earlier. His work presented at the Joburg gallery gives you an disturbing portrait of what was life like during the apartheid in South Africa. It made me realize how cruel it would have been to live under this segregation and its inequalities.
Ernest Cole has published only one book of his work: House of Bondage, but he is still regarded has one of the most influencial photographer of South Africa. He was banned from the country after its publication and died in exile.
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