Mack Magagane

Mack Magagane draws on the work of “the master of suspense and suggestion”, Alfred Hitchcock. His photographic series, entitled Light Hours, is an eerie, voyeuristic survey of buildings and courtyards, taken on nights on which he was unable to sleep. It’s what Rear Window would look like if it had been shot in downtown Johannesburg. These images of his home city are travelling the world: Light Hours and the follow-up, … in this city, will be exhibited in Lisbon this year, and his I’ll be gone soon series of suicide imagery was exhbited at the Photoquai Biennale in Paris in 2011. In the same year the 22-year-old was represented by the Bailey Seppel gallery at the FNB Joburg Artfair and was awarded the Act ImpAct award for Visual Arts. While he was a Tierney Fellow at the Market Photo Workshop he was tutored by Jo Ractliffe and taught to “shoot from the heart”. — Rudi Benadé