South Africa captures the multi-faceted nature
of South Africa's landscapes and people with a mix of photographs
ranging from Soweto and the panoramic sweep of the Union
Buildings in Pretoria to the green hills of Kwazulu-Natal
and the majestic thrust of the Drakensberg Mountains.
In search of the soul of a newly awakening land, Hoberman
has photographed a sacrificial ceremony of the Xhosa, captured
the lifestyle of Bushmen living close to the land in the
dry northern country, and shared mampoer, a hell-fire,
home-made brew, with farmers in the remote Groot Marico
district. His photographs reflect the vivid colors of autumn
vineyards basking in the late afternoon sun, the unexpected
luxuriance of a tilled field in the arid Karoo, and the
golden hills of the Free State. This collection of photographs
is enriched by aerial shots of landmarks such as Table
Mountain and Robben Island, and the cities of Johannesburg,
Durban and Pretoria. Several wildlife images are also included.
With South Africa, Hoberman has captured a beautiful
country and its people in a time of excitement and transformation,
while retaining an eye for that which does not change:
old places and ancient customs upon which time seems to
have no grasp.