DEAD TOWN, a film-only photographic showcase, presents its first gallery exhibition and fanzine launch.
Date: Thurday 25 January – Saturday 3 February, 2018.
Venue: Wreck Room at Kalashnikovv Gallery, 153 Smit Str, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
The zine and group show will feature work from over 30 South African photographers using analogue film. The launch, on Thursday 25 January, will also include live music from The Bad Ass Execs and The Moths.
Physical copies of the limited edition photo zine will be on sale, as well as select photo prints. The zine is A5 in size with 92 silk pages, in black & white and colour, stamped and hand-numbered.
Founded by Cale Waddacor in January 2017, the DEAD TOWN platform has published over 50 South African photographers in one calendar year, with in-depth interviews posted online, as well as a feature video with Andile Buka. The showcase focuses on the South African film niche in order to expand the medium as a means of classic documentation, while also highlighting the excellent stream of local photographers who continue to explore the format. In the future, Waddacor hopes to continue his passion for documenting the arts by releasing more self-published fanzines and annuals, and later photo books and monographs.
The exhibition is a cause for celebration. Film is alive.
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