Photographer Santu Mofokeng, who died on January 26 aged 63, was something of a contradiction. In spite of the fact that he was widely admired (he won numerous awards and held more than 20 solo exhibitions at home and abroad), until recently accounts of the astounding body of work he had amassed remained incomplete and fragmentary.

Last year, however, German publisher Steidl released a 21-volume anthology of his photography...

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