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Guide to the Paul Weinberg Photographs, 1979-2004

Abstract

South African born documentary photographer.

Collection contains black and white and color prints from several of Weinberg's exhibits and books including Travelling Light, The Moving Spirit, In Search of the San, Going Home, Once We Were Hunters, Kosi Bay, Working the Land & Back to the Land, and Durban-Impressions of an African City. Photographs document rural indigenous communities and urban culture in several African countries. Also included are 10 CDR's containing high resolution scans of photographs in the collection. These disks have been removed from the collection migrated to the electronic records server.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Weinberg, Paul.
Title
Paul Weinberg photographs 1979-2004
Language of Material
English
Extent
15 Linear Feet, 433 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains black and white and color prints from several of Weinberg's exhibits and books including Travelling Light, The Moving Spirit, In Search of the San, Going Home, Once We Were Hunters, Kosi Bay, Working the Land & Back to the Land, and Durban-Impressions of an African City. Photographs document rural indigenous communities and urban culture in several African countries. Also included are 10 CDR's containing high resolution scans of photographs in the collection. These disks have been removed from the collection migrated to the electronic records server.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Accession contains black and white and color prints from several of Weinberg's exhibits and books including Travelling Light, The Moving Spirit, In Search of the San, Going Home, Once We Were Hunters, Kosi Bay, Working the Land & Back to the Land, and Durban-Impressions of an African City. Photographs document rural indigenous communities and urban culture in several African countries. Also included are 10 CDR's containing high resolution scans of photographs in the collection. These disks have been removed from the collection migrated to the electronic records server.

Travelling Light, 1979-2004, Special Edition

A 25 year retrospective of Paul’s photography in Southern Africa.

(17x22, 13 b/w digital prints made on Hahnemuhle Inkjet Fine Art Paper (640267-501 Photo Rag 308 gm2))
Box 1
Travelling Light, Special Edition
(17x22, 13 b/w digital prints)
Box 2
Travelling Light, Special Edition
(17x22, 13 b/w digital prints)
Box 3
Travelling Light, Special Edition
(17x22, 13 b/w digital prints)
Box 4
Travelling Light, Special Edition
(17x22, 13 b/w digital prints)
Box 5
Travelling Light, Special Edition
(17x22, 13 b/w digital prints)
Box 6
Travelling Light, Special Edition
(17x22, 14 b/w digital prints))
Box 7
The Moving Spirit

Photographs of religious rituals and spiritual practices in Africa.

(16 ½ x 23 ½, 18 b/w digital prints)
Box 8
The Moving Spirit
(16 ½ x 23 ½, 18 b/w digital prints)
Box 9
The Moving Spirit
(16 ½ x 23 ½, 20 b/w digital prints)
Box 10
In Search of the San, 1984-1997

Photographs of Africa’s first people, the San.

(12x16, 22 b/w silver prints)
Box 11
In Search of the San, 1984-1997
(8x10, 20 b/w silver prints)
Box 12
Going Home, 1984-1989

Photographs of Pietermaritzburg, the neighborhood where Weinberg was raised

(8x10, 8 ¾ x 12 7/8, 18 b/w silver prints)
Box 13
Going Home, 1984-1989
(8x10, 8 ¾ x 12 7/8, 16 b/w silver prints)
Box 14
Going Home, 1984-1989
(8x10, 8 ¾ x 12 7/8, 17 b/w silver prints)
Box 15
Once We Were Hunters, 1999

Photo and textual documentation of 7 different indigenous groups and their relationship to the land.

(10x15, 21 digital color prints)
Box 16
Once We Were Hunters, 1999
(10x15, 21 digital color prints)
Box 17
The Culture of Cricket, Oct-Dec 2002

Depicts the culture of cricket in South Africa, urban to rural.

(12x16, 10 b/w silver prints)
Box 18
Khekhekhe Mtetwa-the story of a Zulu Family, 2000-2002

Photographs of Khekhekhe Mtetwa, a famous sangoma (traditional healer) in Kwa Zulu Natal.

(12x16, 17 b/w silver prints.)
Box 18
Kosi Bay, 1987-1995

A community of fishermen located on the Mozambique border of Kwa Zulu Natal. Work received the Mother Jones Documentary Award in 1983.

(10 ½ x15 ¼, 11 ½ x15, 12x16, 20 b/w silver prints)
Box 19
Kosi Bay, 1993
(10 ½ x15 ¼, 11 ½ x15, 12x16, 10 b/w silver prints)
Box 20
Working the Land & Back to the Land, 1980s

Photographs made while working at the Environmental and Development Agency (EDA) as photographer and picture editor.

(12x15 ¾, 10 b/w silver prints)
Box 20
Working the Land & Back to the Land, 1980s
(12x15 ¾, 10 b/w silver prints)
Box 21
Durban-Impressions of an African City, 1995-2002
(10x14 ¼, 16 dig. color prints)
Box 22
Durban-Impressions of an African City, 1995-2002
(10x14 ¼, 17 dig. color prints)
Box 23
An End to Waiting, 1994

Signed special edition, the first South African democratic election Feb-May 1994.

(11 ¾ x16 ½, 20 b/w digital prints)
Box 24
Poetry Africa, April 2003

Photographs of the annual Poetry Africa festival in Durban, South Africa.

(12x16, 10 b/w silver prints)
Box 24
In Search of the San
Disk 001
Travelling Light
Box 24
Once We Were Hunters - Mozambique and Namibia
Disk 002
Once We Were Hunters - Bushmen - Namibia
Disk 003
Once We Were Hunters - Kenya and Maputuland
Disk 004
Once We Were Hunters - Kenya
Disk 005
Once We Were Hunters - Zimbabwe and Richtersveld
Disk 006
Impressions of an African City
Disk 007
Elections
Disk 008
The Moving Spirit - Part One
Disk 009
The Moving Spirit - Part Two
Disk 010

Historical Note

South African born documentary photographer.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul Weinberg Photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Paul Weinberg Photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Karen Glynn, March 2008

Encoded by John Mayrose, March 2008

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: "DACS," EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local "Style Guide."

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.