The Swimmers

January 25, 2012

‘The Swimmers’ is an interesting photographic series by South African photographer Carla Liesching.

The Swimmers is an on-going series, presented here as an archive of 25 large, limited edition photographs, depicting almost -life-size figures, standing alone in various urban and natural landscapes. Liesching uses her swimmers to explore the link between space and identity and how we think of home. The work has grown out of a state of being that is a defining trait of Liesching’s generation: a sense of displacement, an awareness of foreignness and a search for belonging that cannot be tied to one fixed geographical or ideological place.

Carla Liesching is a young South African photographer and visual artist currently based Jo’burg. Carla studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Rhodes University, specialising in photography and video.

Mmakgosi

 

Dylan

 

Kate

 

SOURCE: AFRICA IS A COUNTRY & CARLA LIESCHING

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