House of Bondage: The book that shocked the world
Lucia Mnguni remembers her husband Bongani Mnguni, who photographed some of South Africa’s most turbulent events
Peter Magubane, whose images set him on a collision course with the apartheid government, pays tribute to his colleagues in this foreword to a new book
‘Drum’ photographer Jürgen Schadenberg, who died on Sunday, displayed a profound humanism, writes his friend and sometime collaborator Hazel Friedman
We need more books about South African jazz, focusing on both the verbal and the visual, to fully capture and appreciate the unique ‘river of culture we’ve been bequeathed’
We explore the issues involved in artists’ reasonable or fair use of other people’s works
Siphiwo Mahala talks about his fascination with the 1950s writer and journalist
Veteran photographer Peter Magubane inspires both hero worship and interrogation, proof that at 86, he’s passed into the realm of legend
Despite being kept in solitary for 20 months in total, a defiant Peter Magubane made it his mission to document South Africa’s turbulent history.
Using words to convey the experience of visiting a photo exhibition means converting the event into a different currency of communication. But the coinage of text can’t recreate the imagery, or evoke the space of a gallery. What it can do is dig into the meaning of the Then & Now exhibition, which opened in Grahamstown last month.