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Huis Marseille : Lindokuhle Sobekwa : Umkhondo. Tracing memory


In his own words, the South African photographer Lindokuhle Sobekwa (Johannesburg, 1995) ‘looks inward’ through his camera at the country of his ancestors, the Eastern Cape. Sobekwa’s work can be read as an autobiographical narrative on the border between reality and fiction. The mysterious disappearance of his sister Ziyanda, the subject of the series I carry her photo with me, is at the heart of his work on show at Huis Marseille and at the core of his photographic quest. From there he makes links to the history of his mother, who left her native soil in the Eastern Cape in the 1980s.


The beauty of the world so heavy
Lindokuhle Sobekwa – Umkhondo. Tracing memory
Until September 4th, 2022
Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie
Keizersgracht 401
NL-1016 EK Amsterdam



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