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Jason Larkin Popcap prize 2016

Posted by aliki at 10:41 AM on Mar 11, 2016


Congratulations to Lightfarm client Jason Larkin for being one of five winners of the POPCAP 2016. The five artists were selected from 900 applications to be awarded with the Prize for Contemporary African Photography.

Jason Larkin work statement: "While living in Johannesburg, I was struck by the ever-present reality of people waiting. Inactive yet expectant, this condition becomes a visual echo of the predicament that many South Africans can find themselves in. Though many wait alone, the amount of people waiting becomes a collective, city-wide experience. Visually I was drawn to those seeking shelter from the harsh summer sun by positioning themselves in the shade. Figures here occupy ephemeral spaces of respite created by the surrounding urban environment. These shadows remove the individuals’ identities, leaving only the subtlety of posture and the details of place. With only the waiting period accompanying each image, the purpose or possible outcomes of these situations is unclear. We are left to meditate on the temporality of these individual situations and the indirect connections that waiting creates across society."

Author: Amichai Tahor