These wonderful photographs, which make such innovative use of multiple exposure, are from a 1913 German book titled Schwedische Haus-Gymnastik nach dem System P.H. Ling’s by Theodor Bergquist, Director of the Swedish Gymnastic Institute in the Bavarian spa town of Bad Wörishofen.
The photograph that for fifty years has appeared in a myriad of books, encyclopedias and catalogues billed as the earliest known photo of Vincent Van Gogh is not actually him.
Last November, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam revealed the boy in the famous portrait is not a 13-year-old Vincent but his brother, 15-year-old Theo.
Its racist past still hangs heavy over the White South. But as with anything, it is rarely as simple as everything being bad – one of the reasons photographer Doy Gorton set out to illustrate the White South, his home, in a more nuanced light, writes James Jeffrey.
Perhaps close enough?