Stuart O’Sullivan is a New York based photographer from South Africa. Growing up as a member of the white middle class, his childhood was one of affluence and privilege but, as he moved towards adulthood, he became increasingly conscious of the deprivations endured by his fellow South Africans. However, belief in the need for fundamental change came hand in hand with anxiety for his family’s future. In the 1980s, he moved to New York and there he began to look through early family photographs.
With his work he studies identity, belonging and family dynamics as well as the social factors that influence the daily lives of those around him.