South African Township Barbershops & Salons


Simon Weller was born in England in 1972. His career began in 1996 as a graphic designer for HarperCollins and Penguin Books in London. Since 2001 he has worked as a photographer for a diverse range of international clients.

In March 2011 Simon’s first book South African Township Barbershops & Salons was published by Mark Batty, with distribution by Random House in North America and by Thames & Hudson in the rest of the world. In June 2011 The New York Times critic Steven Heller selected the book for the newspaper’s ‘Summer Reading’ list.

In late 2011 Simon will be exhibiting photographs from his book in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The shows are in conjunction with Familia Skateboarding who will be unveiling five signature decks featuring Simon’s township barbershop images.

Have a look at Simon’s website for more photography.

You can buy the book here.

via Brainpickings.org

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