Ryan Cookson - Tell Them About Me

Author(s): Ryan Cookson

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Tell Them About Me is a photographic series exploring car culture in Soweto and the surrounding areas of Johannesburg, South Africa. In the late-80s, BMW’s E30 models, specifically the 325i, became notorious through its association with criminal culture. These cars – known locally as 'gusheshe' – were often spun in circles both as an expression of skill, and as means of honouring the dead at funerals. By the early-90s, this expression of gangster flamboyance morphed into a motorsport championed by the South African people – and it’s still practised throughout the country today. Inspired by amateur videos of car spinners, Cookson travelled to Johannesburg twice – once in 2016 and again in 2017 – to document the participants of this unique motorsport.


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General Fields

  • : 978666999
  • : Knowledge Editions
  • : Knowledge Editions
  • : September 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ryan Cookson
  • : paperback with poster sleeve
  • : 108