I am sure most of us know about Robert Capa’s lost photographs of the D-Day landings, but what few know is that he covered the Allied invasion of Northern Europe from its planning phases through to the fall of Paris. These can be seen on the Magnum website here.
The introduction of digital technology into photography has brought with it a whole host of advantages and opportunities that photographers once only dreamed of. But at the same time, it has led to us developing a few bad habits. We’re all guilty of not being able to wait to see our photographs and look at the back of the camera… Read More »Shed those bad habits
I don’t work with inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work. Chuck Close Most non-artists think that creative people sit around waiting for inspiration to pass over them and magically move them to create a masterpiece. While some artists may be guilty of perpetuating this myth, Chuck Close’s quote is on the mark. One trait all successful… Read More »Get Busy
Magnum photographer Ian Berry has a long association with South Africa having worked for Drum magazine and the Daily Mail newspaper. He was the only photographer at the Sharpville massacre in 1960 and as we celebrate 25 years of democracy he shares his memories of photographing South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994. South Africa. Johannesburg. Alexandra Township. A man rejoices in the rain… Read More »26 Years on
Early in 2019 South Africa made the cover of Time magazine with one of, Cape Town based photographer, Johnny Miller’s photographs. He has, for some time, been using a drone to make images of where, and how, people live for a project called Unequal Scenes. For those who have not seen Miller’s cover photograph, it shows two residential areas in Ekurhuleni separated… Read More »Ernest Cole – a powerful voice