Andile Buka’s Crossing Strangers                                                                                           back to main 

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 which 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.

Title: Crossing Strangers
Size: B5
Pages: 52, 25 black and white photographs
Binding: Hardcover
Publication date: August 2015
Printed and bound in Japan

Included within is an essay by Rangoato Hlasane (Co-Founder of Keleketla Media Arts Project) titledMonuments To The Eternal Spaces.

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 later this year he will exhibit at the Lagos Photo Festival.

In the Press
photographer andile buka on unlearning everything you’re taught as a man, i-D, 2016
Photographer Andile Buka on Portraiture, Fashion and Retro Japanese Cameras, Marie Claire, 2016
Interview with Andile Buka, Africa in the photobook, 2016 
Crossing Strangers by Andile Buka, Self Publish Be Happy, 2016 
Stalker|Andile Buka, THE LAKE MAGAZINE, 2016
Andile Buka’s photobook explores the Johannesburg landscape, Design Indaba, 2016 
Five selections from The Tokyo Art Book Fair with Ben Davis, HereNow, 2015 
Crossing Strangers, ANDPEOPLE, 2015


IPF & The Social Studio - Wear Wolves - Melbourne, Australia (12th - 19th Nov)
Remixing Ground - Totodo, Shibuya, Tokyo (26th Sep - 8th Oct)
Pop Up Group Exhibition - Parades Gallery, Matsumoto, Japan (21st Jul - 31st Jul)
Photo Junctions - Thought Pyramid Art Centre, Abuja, Nigeria (2nd - 10th Jun)
Design Africa 3.0 - Casello Ovest di Porta Venezia, Milan, Italy (April 3rd - April 10th)
Find Us On The Map - Rush Arts Gallery, New York, US (17 Mar - Apr 8)
Fashion Cities Africa - Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, London, UK (30th Apr - 8 Jan 2017)


Lagos Photo Festival, Nigeria (17th - 24th October 2015)
Hypersampling Identities, Jozi Style
FADA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (22 Sep - 07 October 2015)
Joburg Fringe - Arts on Main, JHB, South Africa (11 - 13 September 2015)
Live Mag Youth Day Exhibition curated by Kalashnikovv Gallery, JHB, South Africa (16 June 2015)
18th Internationale Schillertage - National Theater, Mannheim, Germany (12th – 20th June 2015)
"Unordinary" A Group Photography Show curated by Between 10AND5, Watershed, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa (9 April - 26 May 2015)


"30 Days & A City" Studio X, Maboneng, Johannesburg, South Africa
"Dont be Afraid of the Shadow" a photography collaboration with Philippe Bousquet, SAHRC Building, Johannesburg, South Africa


"Diptych" Group exhibition curated by Assemblage, The Liberty Building, Johannesburg, South Africa


"I ART JOBURG X IGERSJOZI" Area 3, Johannesburg, South Africa

Umuzi Photo Club, 28 Madison Street, Bjala Square, Jeppestown, South Africa  (20th of May 2015)

The LAKE Magazine Issue 8, 2016
Ogojii Magazine Vol 3, 2016
Leica Fotografie International, Oct Issue, 2015
30 Days in the City Vol.1, 2015
Ogojiii Magazine Vol 1, 2015
African Lens Vol. 1, 2014
Stolen Publication Vol. 2, 2014
Market Photo Workshop, Show Us Our Land, 2013
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