'Landscapes Between Then and Now brilliantly explores how artistic and critical practices of post-apartheid South Africa and Namibia chart a creative and critical path out of habituated ways of looking at the world with a Western, colonial and inherently unjust gaze. This lucid, innovative and deeply ethical study of a range of genres and artists will quickly become an enduring and indispensable book for anyone concerned with camera-based art practices in our globalized age.'
– Ulrich Baer, New York University, USA
'This is an extraordinary book for those interested in a more prismatic consideration of the visualization of history at the interstices of violence, race and modernity in Africa; here the landscape itself is the primary archive. Focused on Southern Africa, Brandt reaches beyond the knowing silence photography can engender, to give voice to formerly unspeakable things that perhaps can no longer remain unspoken.'
– Erica Moiah James, art historian, curator and professor
‘If there was ever a time when we needed new intellectual maps and new cultural thinking, it is now, if ever there was a time for inspiration and beauty, it is now, if there was a time for us to share the message that this volume has to offer, it is today. This is a timely and astutely considered book that offers affecting and important reflections on this complex moment of cultural adaptation.’
– Augustus Casely-Hayford, OBE, Director, V&A East
‘Conversations Across Place: Reckoning with an Entangled World, Vol. 1 is a compelling collation of novel and enlightening perspectives organised around the idea of landscape/place. This collection of essays, interviews and images is provocative; creatively and imaginatively engaging with a host of critical contemporary paradigms through a wide and venturous lens.’
– Mark Raymond, Director, Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg