|Buddhist retreat near Ixopo|
Mofokeno’s works are mostly in black-and-white and many are social commentary on the townships. The technique he learned in the newspaper’s photo lab is impeccable, but I had trouble connecting with the content somehow, although several shots are powerful and two distinctive ones are truly beautiful. It’s also a bit grim to see so few people at an exhibit - a bit barren - but maybe more people come in the afternoon.
When asked why he shoots almost entirely in black and white, Mofokeno explained, "A color photo immediately gives more information. It’s easy to read, to look at, and also easy to forget. I like a photograph to make you think." And that’s what you come away with: something to ponder on.
Jeu de Paume
1 place de la Concorde; Paris 8è
Noon to 7 during the week, week-ends 10-7. Tuesday open late until 9 pm. Closed Mondays. Entrance fee: €5.50-8.50