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      • June 21, 2013

        Gille de Vlieg and the young Tembisa activists

        Gille de Vlieg, a home-maker and a nurse, picked up the camera mid life. It was in the 1980s, when she as a member of the Black Sash stood up against the human rights abuses more »

      • June 4, 2013

        Weinberg’s moving spirit

        Paul Weinberg is a documentary photographer and founding member of Afrapix, the photo collective that fought the Apartheid machine with their cameras. We meet at Weinberg’s office at the University of Cape Town, where he more »

      • May 17, 2013

        Graeme Williams goes back to ‘Da City’

        Graeme Williams photographed South Africa’s transition to democracy. He is now revisiting Johannesburg’s inner city with his camera – as well as other significant places he photographed during the violent struggle here. He says that more »

      • April 23, 2013

        Themba Hadebe’s Prize

        Themba Hadebe, now an Associated Press, AP, photographer, grew up in Thokoza, a township near Johannesburg. In the early 90s, “black-on-black violence” between the African National Congress, ANC, and the Inkatha Freedom Party, IFP, flared more »

      • March 29, 2013

        Mofokeng turns his lens away from poverty

        Santu Mofokeng photographed township life and the struggle against Apartheid. He is since known for his eerily empty and beautiful landscapes, and often their connection to ancestral worship there. When we meet at Mofokeng’s home more »

      • March 12, 2013

        Mack’s Johannesburg

        Mack Magagane is a young South African photographer emerging from the Market Photo Workshop, which has played a big role in training photographers here, ensuring that visual literacy reaches neglected and marginalised parts of society. more »

      • February 27, 2013

        David Goldblatt on SA’s “corruption of values”

        David Goldblatt has been critically exploring South African society with his camera for six decades, starting during Apartheid. We meet at Goldblatt’s home in Johannesburg to talk about his most recent work on ex-offenders and more »

      • February 11, 2013

        Jodi Bieber on the bright side of life

        Jodi Bieber – who won her 10th World Press Photo Award last year – has travelled all over the world, but still prefers to call South Africa home. When we meet at her Johannesburg flat more »

      • January 27, 2013

        Cedric Nunn speaks first

        The first video published on PhotographyAndDemocracy.com is an interview with South African photographer Cedric Nunn who describes how he became a photographer to engage politically in the struggle against Apartheid. Nunn will be followed by more »

      • January 27, 2013

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      • January 27, 2013

        Photography And Democracy

        PhotographyAndDemocracy.com is a new website hosting a video project about photography and democracy in South Africa. Here you can view a series of video interviews – to be published in succession – with South African more »

    • Dispatches

      • May 23, 2015

        Continuing the video blog …

        Greetings, wouldn’t it be cool if there was updated content here? This project – photographyanddemocracy.com – and the funding for it, finished several years ago. Yet I’ve kept the site up as a service to more »

      • April 29, 2014

        Joao Silva reflects on SA

        As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, photographer Joao Silva contemplates, in the NYT Lens blog, his own and the country’s journey since the struggle against Apartheid. “Joao Silva came of age as a more »

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