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PH Centre’s second show, Single Shot, featuring top photographers is all about parting pictorial Red Sea. When Susan Sontag wrote that "needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted", it was 1977 — a world without digital photography. Deloitte Global predicted 2.5-trillion photos would be shared or stored online in 2016; more than 350-million were uploaded to Facebook alone daily. "We’re inundated with so much imagery," says Simone Tredoux, director of the PH Centre, a compact Cape Town gallery space and bookstore dedicated solely to the medium of photography. PH Centre’s second show, Single Shot, is all about parting this pictorial Red Sea. A mere 21 pictures march around the room, none oversized, none clamouring for attention. Each photograph has been chosen by a South African photographer, from his or her personal portfolios. Each had to be either career-defining, or reflect their personal ae...

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