Topic: apartheid

Per-Anders Pettersson
Out There

After Apartheid: Reflecting on South Africa 20 Years Later

Per-Anders Pettersson began documenting South Africa in 1994, when the country entered its first free elections that made Nelson Mandela its president. His book ‘Rainbow Transit’ looks back at the hopeful yet turbulent time of epic change.

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Koto Bolofo
Photo Essay

Robben Island: Nelson Mandela’s Prison Home

Koto Bolofo’s photographic study of the Robben Island prison that once held Nelson Mandela.

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Nelson Mandela- Photographs by David Turnley
Photo Essay

A Tribute to Nelson Mandela by Pulitzer Winner David Turnley

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Turnley spent 28 years photographing South Africa’s struggles of apartheid. Documenting the life of Nelson Mandela and his people, Turnley reflects for LightBox on his memories of Nelson Mandela on the day of his release.

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toutSUBOTZKY_Windows - Ponte City 1
Out There

Ponte City: An Apartheid-Era High Rise Mired in Myth

South African photographer Mikhael Subotzky and British artist Patrick Waterhouse set out to create an epic visual document exploring the long and complex history of Ponte City, the tallest residential skyscraper in Africa and a common symbol of apartheid.

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Image: Team Leader and Mine Captain, Rustenburg Platinum Mine, Rustenburg. 1971.
Out There

David Goldblatt Revisits “On the Mines”

LightBox presents exclusive images from the re-release of David Goldblatt’s ‘On the Mines,’ the prolific South African photographer’s documentation of the mining industry during apartheid.

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Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online
The Backstory

Remembering the Death of Steve Biko 35 Years Later

The life and legacy of Steve Biko, leader of the South African Black Consciousness movement, is remembered on the 35th anniversary of his death while in police custody.

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