In Search of the San

by Paul Weinberg


Photographs: Paul Weinberg

Publisher: Porcupine Press

80 pages

Year: 1997

ISBN: 978-0620212311

Price: 49

In Search of the San, a book about the San of Today in Southern Africa.

In Search of the San is a body of work, which explores the lives of the modern day San. Africa's first people consisting of about 100 000, live in Namibia and Botswana and South Africa. They are often portrayed as hunter gatherers in a traditional setting, living in peace and harmony, as they have done for 30 000 years. Beyond this myth lies the fact that the San have largely been dispossessed and less than 10 percent of the San have access to their ancestral lands. They have been subject to continuous invasion by both black and white settlers and many have been caught in the crossfire of the civil wars of Angola and Namibia. This book (and exhibition) sets out to understand the survival of the San in a modern world. This set of photographs was the first to present a broader picture beyond the postcard chocolate box portrayal and attempt to examine the San beyond the myth.

In Search of the San tells the story of the many scattered communities who were once hunters and gatherers and are now part herders, part farmers and often farmworkers. These images journey into their lives, their struggles, hopes and dreams exploring a world that has radically changed around them.

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In Search of the San

by Paul Weinberg


Photographs: Paul Weinberg

Publisher: Porcupine Press

80 pages

Year: 1997

ISBN: 978-0620212311

Price: 49

In Search of the San, a book about the San of Today in Southern Africa.

In Search of the San is a body of work, which explores the lives of the modern day San. Africa's first people consisting of about 100 000, live in Namibia and Botswana and South Africa. They are often portrayed as hunter gatherers in a traditional setting, living in peace and harmony, as they have done for 30 000 years. Beyond this myth lies the fact that the San have largely been dispossessed and less than 10 percent of the San have access to their ancestral lands. They have been subject to continuous invasion by both black and white settlers and many have been caught in the crossfire of the civil wars of Angola and Namibia. This book (and exhibition) sets out to understand the survival of the San in a modern world. This set of photographs was the first to present a broader picture beyond the postcard chocolate box portrayal and attempt to examine the San beyond the myth.

In Search of the San tells the story of the many scattered communities who were once hunters and gatherers and are now part herders, part farmers and often farmworkers. These images journey into their lives, their struggles, hopes and dreams exploring a world that has radically changed around them.

> see also Paul Weinberg's fine art prints


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more books tagged »black and white« | >> see all

more books tagged »Africa« | >> see all

more books tagged »South African« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

In Search of the San

by Paul Weinberg


Photographs: Paul Weinberg

Publisher: Porcupine Press

80 pages

Year: 1997

ISBN: 978-0620212311

Price: 49

In Search of the San, a book about the San of Today in Southern Africa.

In Search of the San is a body of work, which explores the lives of the modern day San. Africa's first people consisting of about 100 000, live in Namibia and Botswana and South Africa. They are often portrayed as hunter gatherers in a traditional setting, living in peace and harmony, as they have done for 30 000 years. Beyond this myth lies the fact that the San have largely been dispossessed and less than 10 percent of the San have access to their ancestral lands. They have been subject to continuous invasion by both black and white settlers and many have been caught in the crossfire of the civil wars of Angola and Namibia. This book (and exhibition) sets out to understand the survival of the San in a modern world. This set of photographs was the first to present a broader picture beyond the postcard chocolate box portrayal and attempt to examine the San beyond the myth.

In Search of the San tells the story of the many scattered communities who were once hunters and gatherers and are now part herders, part farmers and often farmworkers. These images journey into their lives, their struggles, hopes and dreams exploring a world that has radically changed around them.

> see also Paul Weinberg's fine art prints


More books by Paul Weinberg

more books tagged »black and white« | >> see all

more books tagged »Africa« | >> see all

more books tagged »South African« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com