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South African Photography at Duke, Mar. 31

South Africa: Reflections on the Photographic Archive
Graeme Williams, Cape Town, 2005

Who: Karen Glynn & Paul Weinberg
What: South African photography at Duke and the University of Cape Town
When: March 31, 3:30-5:00 pm
Where: Perkins Library, Rare Book Room

Karen Glynn, Duke University Libraries Visual Materials Archivist, will give an historical overview of the South African Documentary Photography collections in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. Paul Weinberg, photographer and Senior Curator of Visual Archives in the Manuscripts and Archives Library at the University of Cape Town, will pick up the thread and describe the process of building a documentary photography archive in South Africa today.

Paul Weinberg was born in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, in 1956. He was a founding member of Afrapix, the collective photo agency that documented resistance to apartheid in the 1980s. Weinberg's images have been widely exhibited and published. In 1993, he won a Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography Award for his portrayal of the fisher folk of Kosi Bay on South Africa's northern Natal coast. Weinberg has taught photography at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. To see a sample of his photographs online, check out Then and Now, an exhibit on South African documentary photography curated by Weinberg in 2008.

Weinberg's photographs are also archived at Duke. You can check out the finding aid for his collection by clicking here.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Posted 21 March 2011

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