Arts & Culture

Last updated: 3 august, 2010 - 12:58 GMT

Zwelethu Mthethwa

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Zwelethu Mthethwa is one of South Africa's best known artists.

His colour photographs of the residents of Paari, a settlement near Cape Town, made a point of portraying it not as a shabby shanty town but as characterised by dignity and dreams.

His new exhibition at the Studio Museum, Harlem, brings together three series of photographs, Empty Beds, Interiors and Common Ground.

We hear about the inspiration to compare fire damaged homes in South Africa to those in New Orleans after Katrina.

click View a photo gallery of Zwelethu Mthethwa's work

First broadcast July 27th 2010.

The Strand: Arts & Culture

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