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South African filmmaker and artist Ralph Ziman, in his series Ghosts, created AK-47s out of beads, and placed them in the handles of Zimbabwean street vendors. Having no direction on how to hold th...

South African filmmaker and artist Ralph Ziman, in his series Ghosts, created out of beads, and placed them in the handles of Zimbabwean street vendors. Having no direction on how to hold th.

For his series "Ghosts," South African artist Ralph Ziman photographed Zimbabwean street vendors wielding handmade replicas of AK-47s, adorned in traditional Shona style beading.

South African Artist Shines Light On The Dangerous World Of Arms Dealing

For his series "Ghosts," South African artist Ralph Ziman photographed Zimbabwean street vendors wielding handmade replicas of adorned in traditional Shona style beading.

For his series "Ghosts," South African artist Ralph Ziman photographed Zimbabwean street vendors wielding handmade replicas of AK-47s, adorned in traditional Shona style beading.

South African Artist Shines Light On The Dangerous World Of Arms Dealing

Brightly beaded of Africa by Ralph Ziman, these heavily beaded and colourful were built by Ziman and six Zimbabwean street vendors in inner-city Johannesburg, 200 guns were produced and photographed.proceeds to Human Rights Watch.

South African artist Ralph Ziman photographed Zimbabwean street vendors yielding handmade replicas of AK-47s, adorned in traditional Shona s...

South African Artist Shines Light On The Dangerous World Of Arms Dealing

South African artist Ralph Ziman photographed Zimbabwean street vendors yielding handmade replicas of adorned in traditional Shona s.

For his series "Ghosts," South African artist Ralph Ziman photographed Zimbabwean street vendors yielding handmade replicas of AK-47s, adorned in traditional Shona style beading.

South African Artist Shines Light On The Dangerous World Of Arms Dealing

Ghosts by Ziman

South African Artist Shines Light On The Dangerous World Of Arms Dealing

Haunting and provocative, “Ghosts” South African artist Ralph Ziman’s recent photography exhibition addresses the international arms trade.

South African filmmaker and artist Ralph Ziman, in his series Ghosts, created AK-47s out of beads, and placed them in the handles of Zimbabwean street vendors. Having no direction on how to hold th...

South African filmmaker and artist Ralph Ziman, in his series Ghosts, created out of beads, and placed them in the handles of Zimbabwean street vendors. Having no direction on how to hold th.

© Ralph Ziman

A photograph from Ralph Ziman's exhibition Ghosts Zimbabwean craftsmen made replica guns from wire and beads for Ghosts, a new exhibiti.

© Ralph Ziman

ammo, and art: The unsettling allure of South Africa's beaded guns

Ghosts an art project by South African filmmaker Ralph Ziman. "I wondered about who was shipping the guns into Africa. I wanted to manufacture non-lethal weapons in Africa and ship them to the west. In the end we made several hundred beaded guns, thousands of rounds of bead ammunition and shipped them in a container to the US." Says Ralph

South African filmmaker and artist Ralph Ziman, in his series Ghosts, created out of beads, and placed them in the handles of Zimbabwean street vendors. Having no direction on how to hold th.

South African filmmaker and artist Ralph Ziman, in his series Ghosts, created AK-47s out of beads, and placed them in the handles of Zimbabwean street vendors. Having no direction on how to hold th...

South African filmmaker and artist Ralph Ziman, in his series Ghosts, created out of beads, and placed them in the handles of Zimbabwean street vendors. Having no direction on how to hold th.

Ralph Ziman, South African filmmaker and artist

Dangers Of Arms: photography series by South African artist Ralph Ziman

South African filmmaker and artist Ralph Ziman, in his series Ghosts, created AK-47s out of beads, and placed them in the handles of Zimbabwean street vendors. Having no direction on how to hold th...

South African filmmaker and artist Ralph Ziman, in his series Ghosts, created out of beads, and placed them in the handles of Zimbabwean street vendors. Having no direction on how to hold th.

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