July – September 2013
PAC Pavilion of Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy


Exhibition Designer

Curated By

Okwui Enwezor

Produced By

Municipality of Milan and Civita

Conceived By

ICP - International Center of Photography of New York

Project Status


Artists Exhibited

Margaret Bourke-White
David Goldblatt
Santu Mofokeng
Roger Ballen
Hans Haacke
William Kentridge
Eli Weinberg
David Goldblatt
Peter Magubane
Jurgen Schadeberg
Sam Nzima
Ernest Cole
Adrian Piper
Alf Khumalo
Paul Weinberg
Sue Williamson
Jo Ractliffe

Milestone of its kind and result of over six years of research, the project brings together the work of almost 70 photographers, artists and filmmakers, demonstrating the power of the image from the photo essay to reportage, from social analysis to photojournalism and art able to tell and analyze the legacy of apartheid and its effects on the daily life in South Africa.

Complex, intense, evocative and dramatic, the exhibition examines over 60 years of photographic works, now part of the historical memory and identity of South Africa. Photographs, art works, film, videos, documents, posters and magazines: a rich mosaic of materials, many of them rarely displayed together, documenting one of the most important historical periods of the twentieth century, the lasting effects on South African society and the importance of the role of Nelson Mandela.