Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

Photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa’s Murder Trial Delayed Again

Posted by on Tuesday November 11, 2014 | Fine Art

The trial of photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa, who has been charged with the 2013 murder of an alleged sex worker in a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, has been postponed six months because no judge is available, the Daily Maverick newspaper reports. Mthethwa, who is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery and published his first monograph... More

Fine-Art Photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa Faces Murder Trial August 26

Posted by on Friday August 23, 2013 | Fine Art

Zwelethu Mthethwa, the South African fine-art photographer, will go on trial on Monday, charged with murdering a woman on a street in a suburb of Cape Town, according to South Africa’s Mail & Guardian. Mthethwa was arrested May 5, accused of beating and kicking Noku­phila Kumalo to death. Die Burger, an Afrikaans-language newspaper, reported in... More

Alfred Kumalo, Chronicler of Apartheid and Mandela’s Career, Dies at 82

Posted by on Monday October 22, 2012 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Photographer Alfred Kumalo, who documented the brutalities of the apartheid regime in South Africa and the career of Nelson Mandela, its first freely elected president, died in Johannesburg on October 21. The cause of death was renal failure, AP reports. He was 82. The African National Congress,  South Africa’s ruling party, said in a statement:... More

PDN Video Pick: Pieter Hugo’s “Control” Music Video

Posted by on Monday March 7, 2011 | PDN Video Picks

Photographer Pieter Hugo co-directed this video for South African artist/dj Spoek Mathambo’s “Control,” a very tangy cover of Joy Division’s “She’s Lost Control.” The Cape Town-based Hugo,known for his books and exhibitions Nollywood and The Hyena & Other Men, and cinematographer Michael Cleary shot the video in a hostel in Langa, Cape Town, with a... More