On Friday we visited The Photographers Gallery ZA/Erdmann Contemporary to view Melanie Cleary’s second solo exhibition titled New Years Day. Melanie shot the series on Durban’s North Beach over the last new year’s holiday – 31 December 2011 and 1 January 2012.
The images speak of the fun had by the families who partake in this new year’s ritual. She set out to capture the atmosphere of this vibrant time. I think this comes through in the images, with rich colours and excited faces.
The images were all printed by Vincent van Graan on the Lightjet at the Prophoto Lab. They were Framed by Heidi Erdmann’s framing company called Raamwerk.
The exhibition is showing at Photographers Gallery ZA/Erdmann Contemporary, opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 – 17:00 Sat 11:00 – 14:00.