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Amapondo

 

Life is a beach for the cattle featuring in photographer, Christopher Rimmer’s latest series entitled, Amapondo. The Amapondo people are a sub-branch of the Xhosa tribe and live on South Africa’s beautiful and wild east Coast. Pondo cattle visit the beach every day and reports from shipwrecked sailors stranded on the coast from the 16th Century onwards suggests they have been doing so for a long time, but no one is quite sure why.

Whatever the explanation for this curious behaviour, photographer, Christopher Rimmer’s large scale and graphically striking portraits appear surreal, perhaps because we have been visually conditioned to anticipate cattle with pasture as a backdrop by centuries of artistic tradition. Rimmer's stunning portraits of these gorgeous animals shines a new light on this everyday beast of burden. (What's on in Cape Town)

 



 

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