Reconstruction of a family

PhotographerLebohang Kganye
Prize2nd Place in Fine Art / Collage
CompanyLebohang Kganye
City/CountryJohannesburg, South Africa
Photo Date2016
Technical InfoPhotography
Entry Description

Family photographs are more than just a documentation of events that have occurred, but a space for us to project what we can recall and perhaps a space to question and invent a new history. Ke sale teng confronts how family photo albums no longer have a fixed narrative but instead open us to reinterpret our past and perhaps this kind of reinterpretation is an interrogation of our need to preserve a certain narrative. Family history remains a space of contradictions, it is a mixture of truth and fiction. the use of silhouette cutouts of family members and other props in a diorama, the film confronts the conflicting stories, which are told in multiple ways, even by the same person - memory combined with fantasy. Such archives do not reveal easy answers, for me they reveal that time can break apart and reconnect and not quite fit back into one another

About Photographer

Lebohang Kganye is an artist living and working in Johannesburg. Kganye received her introduction to photography at the Market Photo Workshop and completed the Advanced Photography Programme in 2011. She also completed her Fine Arts studies at the University of Johannesburg in 2016 and forms a new generation of contemporary South African photographers. Over the past seven years she has participated in photography masterclasses and group exhibitions locally and internationally. Kganye?s work forms part of several private and public collections, most notably the Carnegie Museum of Art.