Thato and Teboho, 2020

Limited edition

From the series « The dance we do »

Collector Poster
Numbered limited edition of 100

Pigment inkjet print on Canson Satin Premium RC paper 270gms

CM H 50 W 70

IN H 19.69 W 27.56


Paul Samuels

Paul Samuels is a South African photographer whose work continues to excavate new possibilities for portraiture. His city, Johannesburg, is a key reference for his imagery. Here, encounters with a variety of people, places and spaces intertwine with his interest in relationship between the individual and the societal or subcultural.

His curiosity with photography began in his childhood, with credit given to his father's collection of encyclopedias called Life Library of Photography, and particularly Wynn Bullock's photograph Child in the Forest. Samuels completed his BA Fine Arts with distinction at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2012. During his studies, he worked as an intern at Glow Photographic, which expanded his technical and professional knowledge beyond the conceptual and critical thinking. In his final year he was awarded a Tierney Fellowship for the project XVI X, a body of portrait works of young men from the suburb of Edenvale, east of Johannesburg.

His work has been shared across the globe in solo shows and through inclusion in group shows and projects.

Samuels is influenced by his mentor Jo Ractliffe, and other South African greats including Guy Tillium, David Golblatt, Larry Clark, Pieter Hugo, Ross Garrett, Seyou Keita and Malick Sidibe.

Read more

Artskop3437 selection

Read more
Curated by Artskop3437 selection

Other artworks from same artist

Fululelo I

Fululelo I, 2020

Paul Samuels

Fululelo II

Fululelo II, 2020

Paul Samuels

Lebo and Caleb

Lebo and Caleb, 2020

Paul Samuels

Luphisi Village

Luphisi Village , 2018

Paul Samuels


Kliptown , 2019

Paul Samuels

Fululelo III

Fululelo III, 2020

Paul Samuels


Explore other artworks from the same gallery

Enam boude

Enam boude , 2020

Alex Ayivi

Gordon Parks X Muhammad Ali

Gordon Parks X Muhammad Ali, 2019

Gordon Parks


Serein, 2020

Alex Ayivi


KA, 2020

Sergio Aparicio - OKOBÉ

Explore other artworks

Aligned for unity

Aligned for unity, 2020

Kwame Acheampong

Looking forward to a future of flying colours

Looking forward to a future of flying colours, 2020

Kwame Acheampong


Aura , 2019

Josué Comoe


Horizons, 2014

David Uzochukwu