In his most wide-ranging photographic project to date, Larkin explores the vast waste dumps created by Johannesburg’s historic gold-mining industry, territory where history, economy and contemporary South Africa collide. His sensitive landscapes of life on these incongruous manmade monuments, remnants of Africa’s most successful mining story, highlight the ignored realities of these spaces, and the denial of the environmental legacy which it has left behind.
Jason Larkin is a British photographer, inter-nationally recognised for his long-term social documentary projects, environmental portraiture and landscape reportage. Jason lived in Johannesburg from 2011 to 2013.
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