Bonani Africa 2010 Festival of Photography

Bonani Africa Online Exhibition 2010

David Lurie

Fragments from the edge

Fragments from the Edge is part of an essay of some of the most pressing issues facing cities in developing countries, in general, and South Africa in particular.

This essay focuses on people living at the ‘edges’ of Cape Town’s urban scrawl, the migration into the city of people from the countryside and other parts of Africa and the impact of poverty, the drug trade, crime and the rise of xenophobia.

About David Lurie

Born: Cape Town, 1951. Has a BA Honours degree from the University of Cape Town. He is a self taught photographer. Lurie has held over 20 exhibitions locally and internationally. His work also appears in numerous magazines and books published locally and internationally. Awards: he has been granted several Arts Council of Great Britain Grant Awards; the Pictures of the Year International’ (POYi) [Magazine Feature]; Ilford Profoto (South Africa) (documentary features) award and the Nikon UK (Feature story); World Understanding Award at the 61st Annual ‘Pictures of the Year International’ (POYi) and the Competition for “Cape Town Fringe: Manenberg Avenue is where it’s Happening. Collections: Iziko National Gallery; Side Gallery, Newcastle; Getty Centre for Arts and Humanities (Los Angeles); Black Gallery (Los Angeles) as well as in numerous private collections.