ROELOF PETRUS VAN QYK
Jong Afrikaner: A Self-Portrait
28 June - 26 July 2012
A Constructed Documentary Project on the Young Afrikaner by Roelof Petrus van Wyk.
This project Documents ‘Young Afrikaners’. A Massive shift from a State Owned, and Sanctioned, National Identity during Apartheid, to a Self-determined, Narrative, Plural and Personal Identity, steeped in Culture – Language, Music and Visual Arts – has occurred during the last decade. This group finds itself wedged between an inherited Caucasian/ European-, and a new African Nationalist worldview. Weaving these two world views into a coherent social-, political- and cultural reality is an ongoing existential challenge. This photo project not only turns the the lens onto the Afrikaners by themselves, but also asks bigger questions about belonging to Africa and their place as Africans.
-Roelof Petrus van Wyk, 2011