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Cooper, Katharine (1978)

In 1998, Katharine Cooper studied in the United Kingdom before pursuing her training at the Arles National School of Photography, in France. In early 2013, the photographer returned to her native land, on the African continent, to document a subject shrouded in ignorance and taboo — the White Africans. Katharine Cooper thus travelled to various locations in South Africa and Zimbabwe where she decided to re-humanise the image of local White people and develop concepts such as White poverty, White celebrity, White middle-class, the White family…in brutal, sincere and moving depictions.
 

Tags / Katharine Cooper - African Photographer - 2010s - Intimacy - Clichu00e9 - Existentialism
Katharine Cooper, Kat and Emy in the Ray of Light, Arles, 2001
Katharine Cooper, Kat and Emy in the Ray of Light, Arles, 2001
Katharine Cooper, Emile's Cat. Altavès, France, 2012
Katharine Cooper, Emile's Cat. Altavès, France, 2012
Katharine Cooper, Buffalo Skull, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe, 2004
Katharine Cooper, Buffalo Skull, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe, 2004
Katharine Cooper, The Crab Catchers, Vilanculos, Mozambique, 2005
Katharine Cooper, The Crab Catchers, Vilanculos, Mozambique, 2005
Katharine Cooper, Trafford & Bubba Kush, Port Shepstone, SA 2013
Katharine Cooper, Trafford & Bubba Kush, Port Shepstone, SA 2013
Katharine Cooper, Stacy & the Little Boy Harare, Zimbabwe, 2013
Katharine Cooper, Stacy & the Little Boy Harare, Zimbabwe, 2013
Katharine Cooper, Simoné & Oogies at Coronation Park Krugersdorp, SA, 2013
Katharine Cooper, Simoné & Oogies at Coronation Park Krugersdorp, SA, 2013
Katharine Cooper, Stars and Stripes in Paris, 2008
Katharine Cooper, Stars and Stripes in Paris, 2008
Katharine Cooper, Jawbone at Thetford Estate-Zimbabwe, 2004
Katharine Cooper, Jawbone at Thetford Estate-Zimbabwe, 2004
Katharine Cooper, Declan & Polly Ledbury Farm, Mazowe, Zimbabwe, 2013
Katharine Cooper, Declan & Polly Ledbury Farm, Mazowe, Zimbabwe, 2013
Katharine Cooper, Raydiation Series KC in Sheepskin Slippers and Trenchcoat, 2012
Katharine Cooper, Raydiation Series KC in Sheepskin Slippers and Trenchcoat, 2012
Katharine Cooper, Rainy view from the back of the Landrover, Thetford Estate, Mazowe, Zimbabwe, 2005
Katharine Cooper, Rainy view from the back of the Landrover, Thetford Estate, Mazowe, Zimbabwe, 2005
Katharine Cooper, Les Fleurs du Mal, Arles, 2001
Katharine Cooper, Les Fleurs du Mal, Arles, 2001
Katharine Cooper, La Bonne en Dior, or Cleaning at the Ritz, Paris, 2008
Katharine Cooper, La Bonne en Dior, or Cleaning at the Ritz, Paris, 2008
Katharine Cooper, Richard Schoeman at Jeffreysbaai, SA, 2013
Katharine Cooper, Richard Schoeman at Jeffreysbaai, SA, 2013
Katharine Cooper, Portrait of an Actress : Garance, 2013
Katharine Cooper, Portrait of an Actress : Garance, 2013
Katharine Cooper, Lifeguard Chairs at Labenne Beach, SW France, 2013
Katharine Cooper, Lifeguard Chairs at Labenne Beach, SW France, 2013
Katharine Cooper, Two Graces in Chelsea, London, 2008
Katharine Cooper, Two Graces in Chelsea, London, 2008
Katharine Cooper, Addicted No 5. Swarovski Phone and Lacroix Shoes, Paris, 2008
Katharine Cooper, Addicted No 5. Swarovski Phone and Lacroix Shoes, Paris, 2008
Katharine Cooper, Coronation Park Naughty Boys, SA 2013
Katharine Cooper, Coronation Park Naughty Boys, SA 2013
Katharine Cooper, Raydiation Charly in Wonderland, 2012
Katharine Cooper, Raydiation Charly in Wonderland, 2012
Katharine Cooper, Zane & Vanessa, Koffiebaai, SA, 2013
Katharine Cooper, Zane & Vanessa, Koffiebaai, SA, 2013
Katharine Cooper, Deryl Barlow dressed as Cleopatra with Greyhounds, Montagu, SA 2013
Katharine Cooper, Deryl Barlow dressed as Cleopatra with Greyhounds, Montagu, SA 2013
Katharine Cooper, Danielle & Tiger by the Pool, Harare, Zimbabwe 2004
Katharine Cooper, Danielle & Tiger by the Pool, Harare, Zimbabwe 2004
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