These images are all derived from press prints made during my time as a news and documentary photographer in South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s. I have precisely digitally merged the front and reverse of these to create a superimposed combination of image, word and markings.
Many of these photographs were published in newspapers, the original prints showing a variety of crop marks on their reverse sides, and were made in the pre-digital era when contextual information was on the back of the prints. Some have my handwritten captions. Others have agency copyright labels along with detailed information about the photographs from my time with the AFP, Magnum Photos and Network agencies. All this information, normally hidden on the back, is now in full view.