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[BR]OTHER

Exploring xenophobia and

fear of the ‘other’

2008 - Present, South Africa

Brother book

© [BR]OTHER - 2021 (all rights reserved)
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[BR]OTHER is a visual record of the xenophobic
violence that has swept through South Africa
over the past decade. In documenting these
events, the book aims to raise awareness of the
dangers that lie in discrimination and indifference.
Please note this website contains content which may be disturbing to viewers.
[BR]OTHER is a visual record of the
xenophobic violence that has
swept through South Africa over
the past decade. In documenting
these events, the book aims to
raise awareness of the dangers that
lie in discrimination and indifference.
Please note this website contains content which may be disturbing to viewers.
Brother book explores xenophobic attacks in South Africa
A heavily outnumbered man is saved by producing his South African ‘book of life’ after being attacked during an ‘anti-crime’ march that turned into an ‘anti-migrant’ hunt. JO

"Brutal xenophobic attacks take place in areas where poverty and unemployment are worst... These are places where it's not easy to live. Places where poor South Africans feel let down and forgotten."

James Oatway

A man puts out fires after xenophobic attacks brother book [br]other
A man fights the flames engulfing a shack in Ramaphosa. Tens of thousands of people were displaced, more than 342 shops looted and 213 burnt down in the weeks of violence that swept the country in May and June 2008. AS

"In documenting this violence, I - alongside many other photographers - have tried to make sense of the inexplicable torment and cycles of unrest that migrants, as well as South Africans, have been thrust into with no real intervention by the state."

Alon Skuy

No African is a foreigner in Africa.
No foreigner is a migrant in Africa,
Africa is where we all belong!
Professor Achille Mbembe
Philosopher, political theorist and public intellectual

The
Photojournalists

Alon Skuy

Alon Skuy began work as a photographer for The Star, Saturday Star and the Sunday Independent, and later moved on to be chief photographer of The Times and Sunday Times. His work focuses on issues relating to inequality, resilience and conflict, and life on the fringes of society. Skuy is the recipient of numerous local and international awards, including a World Press Photo Award, and multiple awards from the Picture of the Year International (POYI).

James Oatway

James Oatway is an independent South African photographer. His work revolves predominantly around themes of social inequality and people affected by conflict. He was the chief photographer and picture editor of the Sunday Times newspaper and is co-author of The Battle of Bangui (Penguin Random House, 2021). Oatway has received various international awards including multiple Picture of the Year International (POYI) awards. In 2015 he was named the Vodacom South African Journalist of the Year. In 2018 his Red Ants project won the prestigious Visa d’or Feature Award at the Visa Pourl’ image Photojournalism Festival in Perpignan, France.

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Photographs by Alon Skuy and James Oatway,
in partnership with The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre
and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, published by Jacana Media.