Sabelo Mlangeni's Country Girls series provides an intimate portrait of gay life in the South African countryside. The black and white photographs were taken from 2003 to 2009 in small towns and rural areas in the Mpumalanga province - bleak environments where township life is rough and poor, but not without glamour. As the accompanying essay by Graeme Reid argues, Mlangeni's work shows that gays have carved spaces for themselves in the countryside, in seemingly unlikely places where they work, play, love and create community.
Published by Michael Stevenson | Catalogue 52, July 2010
Softcover, 44 pages | Price: R90
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