Michael Oliver Love is a South African photographer living in Cape Town. He is also the Founder of Pansy Magazine – an online menswear publication that dismantles the preconceived categories of masculinity and femininity, creating a space for free and unaffected expression. Love’s images provide an outburst of colour, texture and energy. Faces pop out from cut-out paper; blocks are painted onto cheeks; oranges are thrown into the air; groups of people cross an undulating red rock. These pictures complement and enhance one another as a celebration of movement and community – forms expanding fluidly across the page. Each composition demonstrates a return to simplicity, favouring primary colours and experimentation with irregular shapes. Blues, reds and yellows appear like punctuation marks within a new and exciting visual vocabulary. Love is represented by Hero Creative Management. pansymag.com | instagram.com/michaeloliverlove.
A Sense of Community
The View From Here, Tiwani Contemporary, London
The View From Here showcases work by seven emerging photographers from Africa and its diasporas around the world, some of whom are presenting their work in London for the first time.
In An Incomplete History of Protest, Whitney Museum, New York, explores its collection and archive with a focus on activism and politics.