Friday, March 7, 2014

Apartheid Museum


I was reviewing photographs from my trip to
South Africa late last year and came across reflection
photos from Johannesburg's Apartheid Museum.  The entrance has full length photos
of South Africans of all ages and ethnicities, cut out and set against mirrors.
It can be hard distinguishing which are live and which are photos.

25 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Interesting idea for a museum display. It is tricky to see which is a cutout and which is a real person.

Malyss said...

Very interesting display and funny shot !

Kate said...

I really loved my trips to South Africa. The museums of the history of Apartheid were very sobering, weren't they?

Luis Gomez said...

Great capture Jack!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I wonder if there are museums about apartheid in countries other than South Africa. There are holocaust museums in many countries, quite fittingly, and apartheid was properly a worldwide concern.

Tanya Breese said...

that is really neat!

Sylvia K said...

What a great and different post for the day and such an interesting place!! I agree with EG, hard to tell the real from the poster!! Hope you have a great weekend, Jack, do try to stay out of trouble!!!

Sharon Anck said...

This certainly creates an interesting effect.

RedPat said...

Quite a unique effect, Jack!

VP said...

Really hard to say, but you captured very well this effect!

Taken For Granted said...

Great photo. Hard to tell what is there and what is reflection. Image and real blend beautifully.

William Kendall said...

Hard to tell indeed, and I can imagine how sobering an experience that museum would be.

TexWisGirl said...

really neat!

cieldequimper said...

Well this is a good puzzle...

Kay said...

What a great concept! You've done a good job capturing it. A good museum to encourage reflecting - and a good photo for "reflections."

Fun60 said...

Yes that is difficult to distinguish the reality from the cut out. Very clever idea for a display.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

A creative and poignant idea well captured by your camera.

Tash said...

Super shot! Where are you?
Reminds me of work I saw at the Louvre last summer by Michaelangelo Pistoletto: here is a photo I didn't take but have a similar one http://www.hannahtan.com/journal/2013/09/louvre-is-in-the-air/img_2767/ The mirror paintings were so quirky layed out all over the museum, blending in with the crowds. I only saw the ones on the way to Mona Lisa (just like an American tourist :p)

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Fascinating!

Randy said...

Interesting.

'Tsuki said...

What a strange intallation... Very intriguing indeed !

Karl Demetz said...

What an intriguing picture, Jack!

Virginia said...

Very interesting shot Jack. WE have some cut outs down around our downtown area where the Civil Rights marches took place.
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José Mendonça said...

Really cool idea, which makes such an intriguing photo!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent shot Jack, you have to look carefully to see hat's what :) A very bad time in African history that's for sure. When I lived in Central Africa I didn't go to SA once even though it's so beautiful, bad politics!