Morning After Dark - David Lurie

Traveling Museum exhibition, Morning After Dark interrogates the city (Cape Town) Catalogue nr. 5

15 Apr 2015

Morning After Dark is a series of urban landscapes of the formal and informal parts of Cape Town, all of which have been taken in early-morning light, when (mostly) no-one was present. The moments I have chosen to isolate, when the protagonists of the photographs are absent, was deliberate and something of a departure for me; while recording what is seen, what is shown invokes what or who is not shown. They are the centre of this narrative. The true subjects of the photographs are, in this sense, invisible, yet contained within the photographs. The images form part of an ongoing book project about urbanization and the marginalized of Cape Town, provisionally entitled The Right to the City, to be published in 2016.