About the event:
Alberto goes to Muizenberg (homage to Giacometti)
This series of images by Cape Town-based photographer Patrick McKenna pays tribute to Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti and his unique take on the human condition. Photographed on Muizenberg beach over 12 months, these images also demonstrate the new possibilities that smartphone camera technology is unlocking.
Born in Zimbabwe and based in Cape Town, Patrick McKenna is a photographer and writer with a particular interest in the artistic possibilities opened up by the emergence of mobile digital technology. Having started his photography career in the days of darkrooms and chemical trays, he drew much of his early influence from the great black and white masters including members of the Magnum collective and seminal street photographers such as Robert Frank and Gary Winogrand. Their influence has continued to shape his work, which includes commissions from a wide range of commercial clients in Europe, the US and Africa. The images in this exhibition are selected from a larger series inspired by the work of Alberto Giacometti, all of them captured on iPhone 5s.
Location: Watershed, V&A Waterfront
Dock Road, Cape Town, Western Cape