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Women by Women

50 Years Of Women's Photography In South Africa

272 pages

January, 2006

ISBN: 9781868144419


George Hallett is a Cape Town-based photographer who has exhibited internationally. He returned to South Africa in the early nineties after more than twenty years in exile. In 1980 he won the Hasselblad Award for Outstanding Contributions to Photography in Sweden, and in 1995 he won a Golden Eye in the World Press Photo Award for his essay on President Mandela during the 1994 election campaign.  

Neo Ntsoma is a photographer known for her photojournalism, portraiture, music and popular culture photography.

Penny Siopis is an artist and Honorary Professor at Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town.

 A look into the talent of South African female photographers
Commissioned by the Ministry of Arts and Culture, this book celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1956 women's march on the Union Buildings. It provides a dramatic and unprecedented showcase of photographic talent, from the early pioneers of social documentary, including Anne Fischer and Constance Stuart Larrabee, to the challenging images created by women in South Africa today. 75 photographers and almost 400 images are included.