Author

 
Paul Botes

Paul Botes

Paul Botes is the Mail & Guardian's picture editor. He has won numerous awards for his work and is passionate about ensuring that a new generation of visual storytellers emerges. He contributes to programmes run by the Market Photo Workshop and regularly works with interns. He is working on a long-term project exploring the aftermath of Marikana, which will culminate in a book, exhibition and interactive virtual reality memorial.
    Shooting the struggle
    Shooting the struggle
    JUNE 16 by Peter Magubane 
    Roger Ballen: Housed in his mind's recess
    Roger Ballen: Housed in his mind's recess
    ‘We photograph things in order to drive them out of our minds.” This fantastic quote from Franz Kafka appears in the beginning of Roger...
    In the shadows of Roger Ballen's mind
    In the shadows of Roger Ballen's mind
    Roger Ballen is an intense guy. He does not do...
    Porous border is smugglers' paradise
    Porous border is smugglers' paradise
    'It is boring sitting in an office," says Captain Hamilton Madona as he steers his army bakkie along a pitted military road north of Musina, a...
    Where 'funny things' happen
    Where 'funny things' happen
    I was more than a bit confused: there were hardly any bakkies and I didn't see any huge khaki-clad guys with equally massive revolvers. Instead I...
    A long, hard wait
    A long, hard wait
    Before the 2004 elections the Mail & Guardian visited the Mayixhale family in a village outside Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape.
    In search of MaMbeki
    In search of MaMbeki
    Mandy Rossouw and photographer Paul Botes went looking for Thabo Mbeki's mother in Idutywa and came away feeling there's only one Cope supporter in town...
    At the coalface
    At the coalface
    Lynley Donnelly and Mail & Guardian photographer Paul Botes put on their working boots to find out more about the mineral that keeps the...
    Everyday on film
    Everyday on film
    I see many of this book's contributors every day. You might see some of them too. If not the very same people, then others like them. They live on...