Benefit Auction for John Liebenberg Hip Operation

John Liebenberg’s photography of the apartheid “border wars” in Namibia and Angola is a profound documentation of a period of history. He often ignored the sensorship bans of the apartheid regime and revealed the wars for what they were. A senior photographer now, still plying his trade, John has needed a hip replacement operation for … Read More

Photography and Democracy

I have recently had some interaction with Johannesburg based Swedish photographer, Eva-Lotta Jansson who is undertaking a valuable project to capture the history of how important photography was for South Africa’s transition to democracy. PhotographyAndDemocracy.com is the output from the project that is only part way through. Eva-Lotta has begun to interview leading photographers in South … Read More

World Press Photo Heads Line Up at First DocuFest Africa

The first edition of DocuFest Africa gets underway in the beautiful setting of Michaelhouse in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands on the weekend of April 6-7, 2013. The festival will run parallel to the Encounters documentary film festival in the same venue. Mostly using the format of projected screenings with questions and answers, the festival is focused … Read More

World Press Photo Exhibition Opens, Maputo, Mozambique

Above: The Fortalezza in Maputo, Mozambique plays host to the 2010 World Press Photo exhibition. Last night I was at the launch of the 2010 World Press Photo exhibition at Fortalezza, the old Portuguese fort in Maputo, Mozambique. A crowd of about 100 including photographers, press and embassy staff enjoyed the exhibition and cocktail party coordinated … Read More