Tag Archives: Anti-apartheid artists

Fighting Fire with Paper

A few month’s back we wrote about the important role that musicians played during apartheid by encouraging the public to take action against the state. In a similar vein, political artworks printed on posters and distributed, sometimes in their tens of thousands, were instrumental in educating community members as to what was going on around them, and […]

David Goldblatt: 29th November 1930-25th June 2018

David Goldblatt

This past Monday saw the passing of one of South Africa’s most legendary and important photographers. David Goldblatt died in Johannesburg on the 25th June. He was 87 years old. Looking back at the work of this internationally acclaimed documentary photographer is an emotional experience, despite Goldblatt’s style being quite detached. The images simply record […]

Omar Badsha: Placing the Collective Above the Individual

Photographer Omar Badsha in his Woodstock home, Cape Town, 2015

Last month saw President Cyril Ramaphosa bestow the 2018 National Orders on a number of extraordinary local citizens and foreign nationals. The National Orders, which are presented annually on Freedom Day, are the highest awards that the country can bestow on individuals. In 1998, the Presidential Advisory Council on National Orders was tasked with revising the orders […]