CHILDREN OF GELUK No.4
An uplifting photograph of a family of children who live in a small rural place called, Geluk. Three brothers and their sister were photographed showing off their brand new bicycle.
Artist: MARTIN OSNER
Edition: 20 (Twenty copies in total, regardless of size)
Medium: Archival print on fine art paper
Available in two sizes:
- 80cm x 60cm / 31" x 23" (Including border)
110cm x 83cm / 43" x 31" (Including border)
ABOUT CHILDREN OF GELUK | 2007
An uplifting visual correlation between children and the future of South Africa pre-Nelson Mandela. I delight in how children live in the moment, whatever their circumstances, and consider this to be a gift that adults tend to lose. Unfortunately, many children are innocent heirs to a previous generation's harsh legacy. Children must inherit a world they can be proud of rather than one that needs to be patched up. As a parent, I feel distressed about children who live in poverty and hope that these photographs will somehow document hope within the history of a country trying to overcome poverty. Exhibited in 2008, "Children of Geluk" formed part of an exhibition called "A Childs Gaze" | Thompson Gallery - Johannesburg.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
On a winter’s day in 1984 “photography” and I met quite by accident, an encounter that redirected my life and changed it forever. Over the past twenty-eight years, while walking a path of self-discovery, my methodology has taken numerous detours. A journey that has refined a relaxed subconscious attitude, with a desire to express simplicity and honesty through my work. For me, a photograph holds an undeniable sense of realism, a new correlation that is easy to associate with. I see I understand; I experience, I connect. In my photography, I allow day to day life to provide inspiration ... Read More >>