Santu Mofokeng

‘This ethereal portrait also miniaturizes Mofokeng’s quest for affinity and understanding in a world dogged by shadow’

By Sean O'Toole
Akona Kenqu, from the series ‘Society’, 2009–10, photograph. Courtesy: the artist and Market Photo Workshop

The philosopher Achille Mbembe once called Johannesburg the ‘elusive metropolis’.