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Publisher Note

“Golden Youth is not a document of any particular Joburg sub-culture, nor is it a study of consumerism.

It does not explain the izikhothane, those cloth-burning youths from Soweto who are the latest subject of written enquiry by pedigreed explainers of things. Golden Youth is, quite simply, a portrait study of some Johannesburg youth at a very particular moment in time, the city’s time as much as their personal biographies.

It is a very thin slice of people seen at a very specific time,” says Oliver. “It is not a broad statement about Joburg.” And yet, he concedes, the idea of Joburg is contained in every portrait. “This particular look and style could come from nowhere else.” — Sean O’Toole

Artists’ Book

Golden Youth

by Oliver Kruger

Publisher
Release Date 2015
Credits
Editor: Martin Engler
Artist: Oliver Kruger
Identifiers
ISBN-13: 9788887569599
Work  
Topics Johannesburg, Portraits
Methods Photography
Language English
Format Hardcover
Pages 74

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