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SPOOR (Book)

By Roger Palmer



SPOOR comprises of colour photographs made by Roger Palmer while following rail routes  between  towns  and  settlements of South  Africa.  The  photographs  were accumulated between 2014  and  2018  as  Palmer drove  along mostly minor  roads through the country’s nine provinces. 

A ‘spoor’ is the track or scent of an animal or person. In Afrikaans it also refers to rail tracks (South Africa’s rail network, used to be called Spoornet). The title of the book suggests acts of following and shadowing determined by these mostly defunct rail routes, many of which are now used as footpaths between township and town. 

Hardback, 208 pages
19.5 x 25cm

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