Series A - Taking sides - conflict in South Africa

Taking sides - conflict in South Africa Tanji Township Troops in Athlone Funeral in Attridgeville Army in Soweto The assassination of Victoria Mxenge Protest against the State of Emergency Riot Police in confrontation at Khotso House, Johannesburg Riot police in action at Duduza Teargas Victim, New Brighton
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Taking sides - conflict in South Africa


  • 1984-1986 (Creation)

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63 numbered photographs

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The photos were used for an Afrapix exhibition entitled "Taking Sides. Conflict in South Africa 1984-1986. An Afrapix Exhibition". They include images of forced relocations, demonstrations, troops in the townships, teargas, barricades, victims of the violence, funerals of political activists, Trade Union meetings and Culture vs Apartheid. The photographs were taken mostly from May 1985 to June 1986.

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Photographers include: Steve Hilton-Barber, Orde Eliason, Vuyi Mbalo, Paul Weinberg, Omar Badsha, Julian Cobbing, Billy Paddock, Gill de Vlieg, Eric Miller, Dave Hartman, Cecil Sols.
Permission to use must be obtained from the respective photographer.

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Titlepage included. All photos have captions, providing the title, date and photographer. No. 28 is missing. The photos are laminated. Digital images are available at Historical Papers.

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