Santu Mofokeng: Stories 1 Train Church

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Over the course of a few weeks in 1986, aboard the crowded and precarious Soweto-Johannesburg train he took to and from his job as a darkroom printer, Santu Mofokeng photographed a ritual he witnessed daily. His fellow commuters, working-class residents from the surrounding townships, would spontaneously begin to sing. Bible-wielding preachers would sermonize, prayers would be uttered, and murmurs would gradually build into a raucous chorus replete with clapping, bell-ringing, dancing, and improvised drums. “These pictures capture two of the most significant features of South African life,” Mofokeng says, “the experience of commuting (migrancy) and the pervasiveness of spirituality.”

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title

Stories 1 Train Church

photographer

Santu Mofokeng

text

Santu Mofokeng

publisher

Steidl

ISBN

9783869309712

year

2015

binding

paperback / softback

size

24 x 32 cm

pages

96 p.

language

English

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