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Gideon Mendel
Freedom or Death

Photographs by Gideon Mendel

GOST, 2019

First edition

Clothbound hardcover, foil debossed

176 pp., 87 illustrations

165 x 210 mm

ISBN 978-1-910401-39-2

Item #9460

0.800 9460 EUR 44.00 Add to Cart

Thirty years ago, photographer Gideon Mendel left a box of negatives and transparencies in storage in a friend’s garage in Johannesburg. At some point the box was rained upon and the top layers damaged. The affected photographs were from Mendel’s documentation of the final years of apartheid when he had witnessed the nationwide township uprising and scenes of mobilization, conflict and tragedy. This act of happenstance led to Mendel revisiting and re-engaging with his archives, and the gradual creation of this book Freedom or Death.

Read more:

The Guardian, British Journal of Photography


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