Jason Larkin Talk / Thurs 14th Nov

Way back in 2011 we put on a panel discussion with six or seven photographers, including Jason Larkin. We’ve followed Jason’s work as he moves between England and South Africa since, and I’m delighted to say he’ll be joining us for a talk about his recent work as part of our programme for Brighton Photo Fringe.

Jason will be in conversation with Max Houghton.

Thursday November 14th, 7:30pm. Free Entry at Phoenix Gallery.

Jason’s latest project, “Tales From The City Of Gold” which explores the legacy of mining on Johannesburg, has been launched in multiple formats both in Africa and Europe. Jason will present the work and his approach in reaching and engaging with different audiences.

COG03New affordable housing constructed in front of a large mine dump that is being reprocessed for traces of gold. Many commercial and residential developments of the last few decades are near, or on, old mining sites containing hazardous waste, causing concern amongst residents and environmental groups. Aalwyn Road, Riverlea, Johannesburg

COG27_LOHigh-powered water canons are started in preparation for reclamation of a mine dump. About 30 bars of pressure are needed to break up and turn the sand into slurry, which is then transported to the processing plant where any remaining gold content is extracted. It will take around four years to reclaim the remaining four-and-half million tons of sand. Viscount Road, near Main Reef Road, Randfontein

COG19_LONicolle Madrice, 36, prays before collecting water from a small stream heavily polluted by a mine dump owned by ERMP. Nicolle, a member of an African Independent Church, is encouraged by his church to collect fresh water daily for drinking, cooking and washing. Near Leeba Street, Meadowlands East, Soweto

COG5_LODaniel watches over the hunting dogs he looks after on the mine dump he lives on. Central Johannesburg.

Jason Larkin, (1979) is a British photographer recognised for his desire to forefront the subjects on the periphery of current affairs. Soon after finishing his studies Larkin worked as a documentary photographer across the Middle East and Africa, with his work published worldwide. His latest body of work Tales From The City Of Gold has just been published both as a monograph in Europe and as a bilingual newspaper publication for Africa.

Larkin is the recipient of numerous awards including, most recently the PDN Arnold Newman New Portraiture Award and a Renaissance Photography Prize. His freely-distributed publication, Cairo Divided was nominated for both the Deutsche Börse and Prix Pictet photography awards. Recent exhibitions include those at the Brighton Photo Biennial, Flowers Gallery, London, and a solo show at Farnsworth Art Museum, USA. In 2013 he moved from Johannesburg and is now based in London.


Thursday November 14th, 7:30pm. Free Entry at Phoenix Gallery.

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