英国摄影师Simon Weller镜头里的这些南非的乡镇发廊,已从一个单纯的理发场所变身小镇的社交中心,起到了维系社区居民情感的作用。尽管发廊简陋不堪,但从其精心设计的招牌画便可看出发廊老板的用心程度,这是一项令他们无比自豪的产业。除了影像之外,摄影师还走访了发廊老板、发廊招牌画师、顾客,试图探寻发廊背后的社会文化。

More than places to get a haircut, barbershops and salons serve as the community hubs of South African townships. In South African Township Barbershops & Salons, Simon Weller presents vivid photographs of signage, shops and their patrons alongside interviews with the proprietors, customers and sign makers. This honest and intimate portrayal of these small businesses challenges preconceptions, gives voice to township residents and reveals and undeniable aspect of South African culture.

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