The UN estimates that there are more than five hundred million small arms in circulation around the world. More than seventy million of those are estimated to be AK 47’s. Ninety percent of all casualties in wars around the world are caused by small arms. Eighty percent of those killed are civilians.
These cinematic photographs and sculptures are at once a haunting and beautiful juxtaposition of bones and beadwork. Ziman’s bold and powerful imagery for Bones aims to challenge the status of trophy hunting in South Africa and bring awareness to a trade that profits from the unabashed killing of endangered animals.
Fully covered in elaborate, brightly-colored panels of glass beadwork, arrayed in traditional patterns and completed by artisans from Zimbabwe and the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, including women of the Ndebele tribe, known for their craftsmanship.
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY
THE CASSPIR CAPETOWN
Cape Town, South Africa | December 2016