ヨハネスブルグを拠点に活動するアフリカ人ビジュアルアーティスト、レボハン・ハンイェ(Lebohang Kganye)の作品集。アメリカの出版社「NAZRAELI PRESS」が手がけるプリント付き作品集シリーズ『ONE PICTURE BOOK TWO』の第26巻。

全100タイトルをもって完結した『ONE PICTURE BOOK』のアップグレード版である本シリーズ『ONE PICTURE BOOK TWO』は、装丁、サイズともにリニューアル。各タイトル500部限定発行、約127x178mm(約5x7インチ)のサイン入りプリントが付属し、前作と同様100タイトルで完結予定。

2012年から2013年にかけて制作された本シリーズKe Lefa Laka / Her-story』は、「One Picture Book」シリーズの中で2部構成で制作されており、本作は第1弾となる。第2弾はこちら

作品は自身の個人史や家族史が中心となっており、本シリーズは母親と世代を受け継ぐ歴史つなぎつつ、母親を失った悲しみに対峙している。タイトルはソト語で「私が受け継いだもの(it’s my legacy)」と訳され、「この作品は、ひとりでに、どういうわけか私を通して自分で命を宿したのです」と作者は語る。


By inserting myself into my mother’s pictorial narrative, found in her photo album—her stories became ours. Through digital photomontages, I juxtaposed old photographs retrieved from the family archives of my mother in her 20s and 30s, to reconstruct a new story and build the bridge, where she is me and I am her. I restaged my mother’s photographs in the same location she had been photographed, wearing the same clothes and mimicking the same poses and expressions to reconnect with her spirit. My reconnection with my late mother became a substitute for the paucity of memory through visual manipulation. Thus, studying and visually emulating my adoption of the role of mother to my younger sister after our mother’s death, as well as an exploration of masquerading strategies in autobiographical acts.” — Lebohang Kganye

Comprising two volumes (Volume 2 is available here) in the One Picture Book series, this important body of work was created in 2012-2013.

Kganye's work is centered around personal and familial history. Her series Ke Lefa Laka: Her-story stems from confronting grief from the loss of her mother, while maintaining a connection to her and generational history. The title translates to “it’s my legacy” in seSotho. Kganye explains, “That work just came on its own, somehow it gave birth to itself through me.”

Lebohang Kganye was born in 1990 in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she currently lives and works. Kganye received her introduction to photography at the Market Photo Workshop, in Johannesburg, in 2009 and completed the Advanced Photography Programme in 2011. She obtained a Diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Johannesburg in 2014 and is currently doing her Masters in Fine Arts at the Witwatersrand University. Notable awards include the Grand Prix Images Vevey 2021/22, Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize, 2020, Camera Austria Award, 2019 and the finalist of the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative, 2019.

One Picture Book Two: an upgraded, upscaled follow-up to NAZRAELI PRESS' much-loved One Picture Book series of artists’ books. Each title is limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes a removable, signed, original print measuring approximately 5x7 inches. The books are slightly larger than those in the original series, with a fresh design and upgraded materials.

by Lebohang Kganye

REGULAR PRICE ¥9,350  (tax incl.)

including a print signed by Lebohang Kganye
print: 127 x 178 mm

16 pages
152 x 216 mm
limited edition of 500 copies


published by NAZRAELI PRESS