Patrick Tourneboeuf
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  • Trace, Kimberley (South Africa, 2013)

    Kimberley, 1867. The discovery of a massive diamond causes the birth of a city situated in the desert of the Great Karoo, 1 230 meters above the sea level in the province of North Cape. Since then, many lives have succeeded. The settlers have been replaced by tourists. And we can?t find any diamond anymore.
    Patrick Tourneboeuf walked the streets of the city center and its limits, its suburbs, the stadium, the cemetery, questioning the aesthetic and sociological issues of photography.

    Series done in the framework of the collaborative photography project « Transition, Social Landscape project » : twelve South African and French photographers on South African land and the role that photography continues to play in the representation and re-imagining of land.

    The Social Landscape project cites the work of six South African photographers: Pieter Hugo, Santu Mofokeng, Zanele Muholi, Cedric Nunn, Jo Ractliffe, Thabiso Sekgala who have worked alongside six French photographers: Philippe Chancel, Thibaut Cuisset, Raphaël Dallaporta, Harry Gruyaert (born in Belgium and living in France), Patrick Tournebœuf, and Alain Willaume.