April was Photography Month on 10and5, and to end things off on an exciting note we curated a group photography exhibition which opened as part of the first ever Good Night Market at the V&A Waterfront’s design hub, the Watershed.
Noticing a movement of South African photographers excellently capturing the odd, we themed (and titled) the show ‘Unordinary’. The exhibition showcases established and emerging photographers side by side. Each possesses a unique perspective which results in work that presents the world in an unconventional way. Whether through unusual angles or unexpected subject matter, scenes of the everyday are transformed, while remaining intrinsically South African. In other instances, scenes that may seem unremarkable are given relevance through the photographer’s lens, and we’re given a second chance to enjoy the easily-missed humour in an awkward, inanimate object or an interesting interaction. These photographers see things as we wouldn’t, and remind us to look up, look through, or look again.
Here’s the first online look at this collection of photographs that we had immense joy curating.