Individualism is out of favour. Everyone wants to be part of a tribe or an ’alternative community of interest’ these days. Whether it’s joining a cyber-clique like Twitter or one of Facebook’s zillion groups, or running off with the local crusty travellers, life in the 21st century is about sharing, it seems.
With this in mind, we’ve put together an exhibition of all things tribal. South African artist Phillip Steyn has been studying the tribes of his homeland since the days when the world wide web was a mere twinkle in Tim Berners-Lee’s eye, since being exposed at an early age to the culture of the indigenous Tswana people. He has produced over 1000 stunning ethnic portraits of Masai, Tswana and Xhosa people, many of which are on sale here.