Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni
Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni
Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni
Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni
Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni
Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni
Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni
Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni
Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni
Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni
Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni
Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni
Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni
Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni
Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni
Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni

Tate Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni

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By Sarah Allen
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This moving book explores the work of Sabelo Mlangeni, and the stories he tells through his photography of communities on the periphery of society. Taking time to build relationships, he gains trust and, eventually, access to inner circles and sacred spaces. Mlangeni’s work seeks to recentre themes of friendship, love and joy in the face of ever-present risk. Above all, his images tell stories of seeking out your people, choosing a family and building a home, wherever you find yourself.

Based in South Africa, he has focused on Johannesburg (Big City, 2002–15), as well as the rural areas surrounding his hometown of Driefontein (At Home, 2004–9), and the country towns that ‘freedom and opportunity have somehow skipped past’ (Ghost Town, 2009–11).

‘I can’t make my work without the collaboration of the community. Their willingness to allow their story to be told is an important part of what I see.’ –Sabelo Mlangeni

People are at the heart of Mlangeni’s photography, often those who have been pushed to the so-called ‘margins’, or whose stories could have easily gone untold, such as the street-sweepers of Invisible Women (2006) and the hostel residents in Men Only (2008¬–9). In My Storie (2012) and No Problem (2013) he reveals the legacy of apartheid in the stark divisions that remain between racially segregated communities; and in Country Girls (2003–9) he explores gender roles in portraits ranging from the glamorous to the tender and intimate.

Sarah Allen is Head of Programme at the South London Gallery.

The Tate Photography Series is a celebration of international photography in the Tate collection and an introduction to some of the greatest photographers at work today.

With the direct involvement of living photographers in collaboration with photography curators, these books showcase the best and most notable images taken across the globe, from city streets to seashores, moving across landscapes and through subcultures, in a visual travelogue of our world. By showing varied and international approaches to a subject, the series seeks to create a deeper understanding of what photography can do while also enhancing our appreciation of the lives of others.

Each book contains a new conversation between curator and photographer and is prefaced with a short introduction.
  • Artist Sabelo Mlangani
  • Dimensions 20 x 14 cm
  • Material FSC certified paper and card
  • ISBN 9781849768023
  • Paperback Yes
  • No of pages 64
  • Product Code S026933
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Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £28 per order

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USA & Canada – £80 each
European Union – £120 each
Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £150 each
 
 

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Please contact our customer service team within 45 days if you need to return anything from your order. We will be happy to offer you a full refund, replacement or exchange on any items excluding custom prints, Goldfinger + Tate furniture, face coverings and pierced earrings.

Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund any delivery charges or cover the cost of returning the item. You can contact our customer service team by email at: shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.45–18.00).

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.

Delivery & returns

Delivery times

We aim to deliver shop products within:

UK – 1-2 weeks

European Union – 2-4 weeks

Rest of world – 2-4 weeks


Neon lights will be delivered in 2-4 weeks, as they are made in small batches and shipped separately from other items.

Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £60. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

For orders under £60:

UK – £3.60 per order

European Union – £15 per order

Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £28 per order

Limited editions

Due to the nature of our Limited Edition artworks, Tate offers rates for packaging materials to sufficiently protect the works and a fully insured, door-to-door courier service, for both UK and international shipping.

UK – FREE
USA & Canada – £80 each
European Union – £120 each
Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £150 each
 
 

Rugs

Rugs are dispatched directly from the Christopher Farr workshop, so they will arrive separately from any other items ordered from Tate Shop.

UK – £50 per order

For international shipping enquiries, please contact us at shop@tate.org.uk for quotes on delivery to selected countries.

 

Goldfinger + Tate furniture

As each item of furniture is made to order, delivery takes 12-14 weeks, and will arrive separately to any other items in your Tate Shop order.

UK – £150 per order using a specialist white-glove delivery service. An access check can be arranged for £80.
 

Food & Wine

Our collection of food and wine is only available for delivery in the UK. We currently offer free delivery on wine orders over £100, using a specialist white glove service within the M25 area.

Wine: UK only – £20 per order

Please note that our wines can only be purchased by those aged 18 years and over. Customers will be asked to provide proof of age upon delivery.

Here’s more information on delivery.

Refunds & returns

Please contact our customer service team within 45 days if you need to return anything from your order. We will be happy to offer you a full refund, replacement or exchange on any items excluding custom prints, Goldfinger + Tate furniture, face coverings and pierced earrings.

Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund any delivery charges or cover the cost of returning the item. You can contact our customer service team by email at: shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.45–18.00).

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.