South African Township Barbershops & Salons
- Page Count: 128
- Size: 7.5 x 9.5 inches
- Format: Casebound
- Publication Date: February 2011
- Price: $27.95
- ISBN: 978-1-9356130-4-6
More than places to get a haircut, barbershops and salons serve as the community hubs of South African townships. Known locally as “informal barbershops,” these establishments attract customers with sharp and snappy vernacular designs. In South African Township Barbershops & Salons, Simon Weller presents vivid photographs of signage, shops and their patrons alongside interviews with the proprietors, customers and sign makers. This honest and intimate portrayal of these small businesses challenges preconceptions, gives voice to township residents and reveals and undeniable aspect of South African culture.
Photographer Simon Weller is represented by top photo agencies Corbis and Getty Images, and his client list includes an array of high-profile international companies, including Airstream, Channel 4 Television, Columbia Records, Penguin Books, Tate Gallery, Toyota and Wired magazine.