Challenging South Africa's past

During South Africa's apartheid era the most common photographs to emerge from the country were of violence, poverty and inequality. But now there is a new breed of photographer flourishing in the formerly segregated nation.

Curator Tamar Garb - who herself went into self-imposed exile after starting a relationship with a black man - explains some of the work as she takes us round Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography, an exhibition currently showing at London's Victoria and Albert museum.

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Interview by Anna Holligan, production by Anna Holligan and Phil Coomes

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