Melanie Cleary on view in Holland
Melanie Clearys solo exhibition is currently on view at Gallery Cultural Speech in Amsterdam, Holland. Works from her acclaimed series New Years Day, which earned Cleary a spot in the finals of the prestigious PDN Photo Anuual 2012 in New York and The Hero Within, which received recognition in the finals of theCeleste Prize in 2011 are included. Over the past year this young South African photographer has established casino netherlands herself as an emerging portraitist to watch. Her photographs are anchored within a socio-political genre and comment on issues of tradition and ritual, identity, beauty and gender politics. The exhibition closes 23 February 2013.