Then & Now - Eight South African Photographers

An exhibition of 160 photographs mounted in 5 venues at Duke University. South African photographer Paul Weinberg conceived and curated Then & Now which is comprised of black and white and color photographs from 8 South African documentary photographers. Twenty photographs were selected from each photographer, 10 made under apartheid and 10 photographs made after the historic democratic elections of 1994. The photographs in this exhibit and hundreds of other images by photographers documenting African social conditions under apartheid are preserved in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library as part of the South African Photographs Collection.

Exhibit opening and reception on April 2nd in the Rare Book Room, Perkins Library, 5:30-7:30. Open to the public.

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Exhibit Venues

See this PDF flyer for a map and more information about the exhibit venues.

Opening Reception
April 2, 2008, 5:30-7:30, Rare Book Room, Perkins Library.  The program includes retired South African minister Kay-Robert Volkwijn, South African historian Karin Shapiro, librarian for African Studies Karen Jean Hunt, and a performance by South African singer/songwriter Roger Lucey.

Listen: 52 min. 

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On Display: 31 March 2008 - 27 July 2008
Special Collections Gallery
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