Peter Magubane

portrait of Peter Magubane

portrait of Peter Magubane

I’m going to make occasional posts about photographers I admire and whose work I appreciate.

Today’s featured photographer is the internationally renowned Peter Magubane of South Africa. He started documenting the struggle against apartheid in the mid-1950s, and photographed a huge number of important historic events. For his efforts, he was jailed and banned from doing photography in South Africa for a time. He has published many books and done assignments for prominent magazines including Time, and has received numerous awards for his bravery and accomplishments in photojournalism. In recent years, his work has focused on the revival and survival of traditional cultural practices in South Africa.

All photos shown in this post are by Peter Magubane, apart from the portrait of him, above — I’m afraid I don’t know who took this, or I would credit the photographer.

photograph by Peter Magubane

photograph by Peter Magubane

photograph by Peter Magubane

photograph by Peter Magubane

"First Sight of the Sea," by Peter Magubane, 1960

"First Sight of the Sea," by Peter Magubane, 1960

Soweto, photograph by Peter Magubane

Soweto, photograph by Peter Magubane

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