Crossing Strangers marks Johannesburg based photographer Andile Buka's first published body of work. Born and raised in Orange Farm, Andile Buka's Crossing Strangers is a photobook that explores the landscape of Johannesburg, the people who both inhabit and fill its city streets. It is a visual reflection of a personal engagement with both the city's past and current landscape.
- Essay by Rangoato Hlasane (co-founder of Keleketla Media Arts Project) Monuments To The Eternal Spaces
Title: Crossing Strangers
Pages: 52, 25 black and white photographs
Binding: Hardcover, Embossed Title
Publication date: August 2015
Printed and bound in Japan
Translation: Ayako Koide
Andile Buka (b.1990) is a Johannesburg based photographer. Self-taught, he has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Johannesburg and Cape Town. In 2014 he was part of Don’t be afraid of the shadow, a collaboration with Philippe Bousquet at the South African Human Rights Commission. In June 2015 he showed at 18th Internationale Schillertage Festival in Mannheim, Germany and Lagos Photo Festival.
His commercial portfolio includes campaigns for Adidas South Africa, Levi's, Superga, MAXHOSA and ASOS; published in various print and online publications including; Vogue Italia, Aperture Magazine, Ogojiii, The New York Times, The Guardian, VSCO and Leica Fotografie International.