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Chasing Shadows: Thirty Years of Photographic Essay by Santu Mofoken at Jeu de Paume

PARIS.- The exhibition and the accompanying book bring together a unique selection of the photographic essays made by Santu Mofokeng over the last thirty years. Well-known from his projects Black Photo Album/Look at me: 1890-1950, Township Billboards: Beauty, sex and cellphones; Trauma Landscapes and Chasing Shadows, the South African artist took the opportunity of the invitation for this show and the production of his first comprehensive monograph, to delve deep into his artistic archive. “Chasing Shadows. Santu Mofokeng, thirty years of photographic essays” presents a selection of more than 200 images (photographs and a slideshow), texts and documents. The photographic essays he composed over the years, some of which are a life-long work in progress, range from the Soweto