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‘The town’ takes on many forms within the South African photography tradition but it is for the most part formulated in the documentary style. Within this work I interrogate the ‘what is seen is what it is’ objective style of documentary work that is so often framed within a place. In a manner similar to what Jeff Wall calls ‘near documentary’, I focus on a small town in 'The Platteland'. A remnant of apartheid, the town consists mainly of disenfranchised and working-class white people living off the fading coal mines. This town is called Raider and it only exists in the exhibition space. I hope to illustrate photography’s precarious relationship with truth. For truth is not something already there merely to be discovered by a chance observant - rather, truth is created in response to the world and self, which is always in a state of flux.
Melish Graduated from Michaelis School of Fine art in 2017