by Dave Meinert in New Photography on Thursday 15 March 2012

My favourite South African photographer, Melanie Cleary, is known for the subtlety in which she wrestles with characters’ physical identity and self-presentation, as well as her pictures of Die Antwoord before they turned themselves into an Internet troll. She has two new bodies of work, Youth and New Years Day, North Beach, Durban 2012, which I find myself staring at more than the newsfeed page on Facebook.