01/05/2018

04.05.18 – 02.06.18 | Yasser Booley at CCMM, Maasmechelen

Events / By ZAM Reporter
©Yasser Booley. Courtesy Yasser Booley and Joan Legalamitlwa ©Yasser Booley. Courtesy Yasser Booley and Joan Legalamitlwa

South Africa at Liberty, an exhibition with the works of Capetonian photographer Yasser Booley’s will open on Friday 4 May at CCMM in Maasmechelen, Belgium.

The ZAM Photo Edition ‘An Unspoken Agreement’ was dedicated to Booley’s photography last year. Check here.

Over Yasser Booley: “From my maternal mother's side, I am the 9th generation of an ancestor exiled to the Cape as Political Prisoner for fighting against the Dutch colonialists in present day Indonesia. (…) My great grandfather was a cook on an old wooden ship from Mauritius who decided to stay in Cape Town, my father's maternal grandfather was a friend of Gandhi. (…) My father was imprisoned by the South African secret police in the 60s for being one of the founding members of the Muslim Youth Movement. (…)

My name is Yasser Booley. (…) My story as a photographer begins with the gift of a camera by my father in my penultimate year in high school in 1992.”

More information about the exhibition in Maasmechelen here.