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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

Collection Number
RL.01358
Title
Paul Weinberg photographs
Date
1979-2004
Creator
Weinberg, Paul
Extent
15 Linear Feet, 433 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

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.

Restrictions on Access & Use

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Collection is open for research.

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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

1. Accession (2006-0119), 1979-2004

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
(17x22, 13 b/w digital prints made on Hahnemuhle Inkjet Fine Art Paper (640267-501 Photo Rag 308 gm2))

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

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
(16 ½ x 23 ½, 18 b/w digital prints)

Photographs of religious rituals and spiritual practices in Africa.

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
(12x16, 22 b/w silver prints)

Photographs of Africa’s first people, the San.

Box 11
In Search of the San, 1984-1997
(8x10, 20 b/w silver prints)
Box 12
Going Home, 1984-1989
(8x10, 8 ¾ x 12 7/8, 18 b/w silver prints)

Photographs of Pietermaritzburg, the neighborhood where Weinberg was raised

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
(10x15, 21 digital color prints)

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

Box 16
Once We Were Hunters, 1999
(10x15, 21 digital color prints)
Box 17
The Culture of Cricket, Oct-Dec 2002
(12x16, 10 b/w silver prints)

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

Box 18
Khekhekhe Mtetwa-the story of a Zulu Family, 2000-2002
(12x16, 17 b/w silver prints.)

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

Box 18
Kosi Bay, 1987-1995
(10 ½ x15 ¼, 11 ½ x15, 12x16, 20 b/w silver prints)

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

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
(12x15 ¾, 10 b/w silver prints)

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

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
(11 ¾ x16 ½, 20 b/w digital prints)

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

Box 24
Poetry Africa, April 2003
(12x16, 10 b/w silver prints)

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

Box 24
In Search of the San
Data-cd 1
Travelling Light
Data-cd 1
Once We Were Hunters - Mozambique and Namibia
Data-cd 2
Once We Were Hunters - Bushmen - Namibia
Data-cd 3
Once We Were Hunters - Kenya and Maputuland
Data-cd 4
Once We Were Hunters - Kenya
Data-cd 5
Once We Were Hunters - Zimbabwe and Richtersveld
Data-cd 6
Impressions of an African City
Data-cd 7
Elections
Data-cd 8
The Moving Spirit - Part One
Data-cd 9
The Moving Spirit - Part Two
Data-cd 10

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

Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.