Richard Mosse – “Beyond Witness: New Approaches to Crisis Photography” (2011)

http://pulitzercenter.org/blog/videos-beyond-witness-new-approaches-crisis-ph… Pulitzer Center photographer Richard Mosse shares images from his project “Infra” (http://bit.ly/rvdaIu) We live in an era saturated with images of all kinds clamoring for our attention. Combine this with constantly shrinking space for serious, thought-provoking photography on complex issues, and a clear problem emerges. As a result, photojournalists must explore new ways to […]

Billy Monk – “Cape Town Nightclub” (1967-1969)

  Billy Monk worked as a bouncer in the notorious Catacombs club in the dock area of Cape Town during the 1960s. For just two years, 1967 to 1969, he captured the raw energy of the club, its decadence and tragedy, its humanity and joy. They provide an extraordinarily evocative glimpse of Cape Town’s little-seen […]

Roger Ballen – “Selfportrait” (2011)

Selfportrait is a documentary film about the controversial photographer Roger Ballen. Born and bred in New York, he has lived in South Africa for nearly thirty years. The film sketches his development as photographer and, as a side-theme, the development of South Africa. ‘Selfportrait’ was filmed a few months after Ballen released his book ‘Outland’. […]

An Interview with Malick Sidibé (2009)

“When I began to take photographs, I never imaged that my photos would travel around the world.”   Interview in Madrid for the PHotoEspaña Baume & Mercier 2009 Award Since 1960, Malick Sidibé (Mali, 1936) has produced photographs in his studio, Studio Malick, located in Bamako. These images with their pure gaze document popular culture […]

Pierre Verger – “Black Gods in Exile”

The picture-taking nomad was so awed by the charm of Brazil’s former capital and its citizens that, over the next 50 years, he chose it as the center of his life and as his base and starting point for countless trips to Africa.   Introduction to Pierre Verger – Black Gods in Exile By Manfred […]

Pieter Hugo in Conversation (2007)

Pieter Hugo in Conversation with Joanna Lehan (21 February 2007), Published in Messina/Musina, Punctum Editions, 2007 JL: Musina is the northernmost town in South Africa. Its name has been changed, and this fact is highlighted in the overarching title of your project, Messina/Musina. What is its significance? PH: Musina is situated just south of the […]

David Goldblatt – Afrikaners Photographed and Revisited (1975-2006)

“The ideology and apparatus of apartheid and the overwhelming power of the state to crush opposition became ever more present in our lives.”   Some Afrikaners Photographed, 1975 – Some Afrikaners Revisited, 2006 By David Goldblatt, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2006 I was born and grew up in Randfontein, a gold-mining town 40 kilometres west of […]