Title: Informal Arrangements
Informal Arrangements opens a window onto the
interiors of a South African slum.
shot in Kliptown, a poverty-stricken suburb of Soweto less than ten
miles away from a glistening new soccer stadium built for the 2010
World Cup. The area's resonance as a symbol of the vast discrepancies
of wealth and status that persist in present-day South Africa. The
lives of the inhabitants of these informal settlements have scarcely
improved in the past 50 years, yet the Kliptownians arrange their homes
as comfortably as they can, given what is available to them.
With 70 color prints, this book cements Bialobrzeski's reputation as a
social documentarian of the highest order.
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