Exhibition opening – Daylin Paul’s Broken Land (winner of the Ernest Cole Award) at Wits Art Museum (8 Oct)
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Don’t miss the opening of Daylin Paul’s Broken Land at the Wits Art Museum, showing until Sunday 27 October.

In Broken Land, photographer and journalist Daylin Paul investigates the impact of Mpumalanga’s coal power stations on the local population, farming community and economy.

The exhibition features works from his ongoing documentary that won the Ernest Cole Photographic Award in 2017.

Paul goes beyond documenting the environmental cost of extracting and burning coal to ‘personalising the experience of the local people who are on the front lines of this crisis’.

He explains:

‘It’s easy to get mesmerised by the sheer size of the mines, machines and power stations that fuel South Africa’s addiction to coal. It’s easy to forget that this affects human beings whose stories are even more beautiful and tragic than the landscape that mirrors their lives.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 8 October 2019
Time: 18:30
Venue: Wits Art Museum, Cnr of Bertha (ext of Jan Smuts Ave) and Jorissen streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Enquiries: 011 717 1365 or info.wam@wits.ac.za

There will be a limited amount of copies of Broken Land on sale during the exhibition.

Price: R380

Categories Non-fiction South Africa South African Current Affairs

Tags Art Book events Broken Land Daylin Paul Ernest Cole Award Jacana Media Johannesburg Wits Art Museum

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