Daleside is a forgotten Afrikaner suburb, in which gradually grown in the minds of its inhabitants the idea of decline and abandonment. The order and the opulence of this perfectly geometrical urbanization no longer exists. Daleside is a shadow of itself. A huge abandoned open mine delimits the end of the district. It is neither very poor nor very rich. It is neither spectacular nor sensational. The people seem to be very ordinary but they are not. They are quiet witnesses of the changes in the country.
Since July 2015, Cyprien Clément-Delmas and Lindokuhle Sobekwa have been collaborating to develop a new photography series reflecting the everyday life of the people in Daleside. They are working on two different formats with two different approaches. Cyprien Clément-Delmas focuses on posed portraits shot with a medium format Hasselblad. Lindokuhle Sobekwa focuses on capturing moments of life of the people they know intimately.
Cyprien Clément-Delmas has been one of the mentors of the young photographer Lindokuhle Sobekwa for the project Of Soul and Joy managed by Rubis Mécénat in Thokoza, South Africa. Since when he is represented by Magnum agency. A book on the series Daleside will be published by GOST books in november 2020.
Rubis Mécénat cultural fund has been founded un 2011 par the Rubis company, in order to promote the artistic development in France and abroad, in all the countries where Rubis is set up.