Ed Charlton, Mellon Fellow in Cities and the Humanities at LSE Cities, has today launched an exhibition showcasing photographs and literary renderings of Johannesburg. “Johannesburg: A City Between” features photographs from Jodi Bieber’s collection, Between Dogs and Wolves: Growing up with South Africa (1996). They reveal spaces and people struggling to survive amidst the city that was and the city yet to come. Pairing these images with words from some of the city’s most incisive biographers, this exhibition prompts to us think about how Johannesburg has always been in one way or another a twilight space, a city forever caught between its own irreconcilable extremes.
The exhibition, in LSE’s Atrium Gallery, is open to all, no ticket required. Visitors are welcome during weekdays (Monday – Friday) between 10am and 8pm (excluding bank holidays, when the school is closed, at Christmas and Easter, or unless otherwise stated on the web listing). It is open until Friday July 8, 2016.