Andrew Jackson first visited Cape Town, South Africa in 2005. Over a two month period he produced a series of images examining the lives of a diverse group of friends, using this as a starting point to explore the further construction of a ‘new South Africa’.
This initial trip formed the basis of an ongoing body of work which he has continued to develop during subsequent visits. The images in this exhibition were produced during an extended stay in the city between 2006 and the start of 2007.
Jackson’s observations focus on South Africa’s urban spaces and the sense that this ‘new South Africa’ and perhaps New Africa as a whole is symbolised by its cities. By 2010, 73% of South Africans will be city dwellers. For the first time the city is the meeting place for all of its citizens and the theatre where its anxieties are enacted and lived.
This exhibition was produced in collaboration with Focal Point Gallery.