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#001. Crossing Strangers

Crossing Strangers
Andile Buka

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: 175 x 250mm
Pages: 52, 25 black and white photographs
Binding: Hardcover, exposed smythe sewn binding
Publication date: August 2015
Edition: 300
Printed and bound in Japan

Included within is an essay by Rangoato Hlasane (Co-Founder of Keleketla Media Arts Project) titled Monuments 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 2020 he was awarded a ProHelvetia artist residency. In 2017 he was selected to present his work at the 5th New York Times Portfolio Review. His photographs have been published in various print and online publications such as Vogue Italia, Aperture Magazine, Ogojiii, The New York Times, The Guardian and Leica Fotografie International. In 2016 he participated in two group exhibitions; Fashion Cities Africa at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery (UK) and Find Us On The Map at Rush Arts Gallery (New York). In 2015 Andile showed at the 18th Internationale Schillertage Festival (Mannheim, Germany) and the Lagos Photo Festival. Andile collaborated on an exhibition with Naohiro Harada at Totodo Books in Tokyo and was selected as one of Adobe’s 10 Rising Stars in photography internationally.