After The MinesA unique bilingual newsprint publication of work from Tales From The City Of Gold, allows for a diverse audience across South Africa to engage with the realities of Johannesburg’s gold mining industry. Through this incisive and wide-ranging photographic project, Jason Larkin explores the vast waste dumps created by one of the world’s most successful mining stories that altered the history of South Africa drastically.
Larkin’s sensitive images of life on and around the city’s incongruous man-made hills shed light on some of the most challenging questions facing South Africa today—the legacy and future of the mines, environmental degradation, service delivery and the housing crisis.
An essay by Mara Kardas-Nelson considers the complex debates amongst environmentalists, government entities and communities about the future of the mine dumps. Translated into Zulu, the bilingual publication has been freely distributed to effected communities around the mine dumps.
Publisher: Fourthwall Books, July 2013
Text: Mara Kardas-Nelson
Zulu Translation: Thandiwe Nxumalo Kunutu
Binding: Stapled Newspaper Print
Extent: 36 Pages
Trim Size: 370mm x 260mm
Photographs: 22 Colour, 1 B&W
Design: Fourthwall Books