SOUTH is a unique constellation of South African photographers, passionate about their country and their continent, joined together in their commitment to image the undercurrents of life. SOUTH photographers have explored and documented our country for a period of over forty years. The body of work is characterised by an approach that goes beyond the news. The collective vision reflects our social landscape, its people, its history and its survival in the continent and the world. SOUTH PHOTOGRAPHS houses a strong historical section on the resistance and protest against apartheid during the eighties and early nineties as well significant figures from that time.
Established in 1998, SOUTH PHOTOGRAPHS became a formidable archive of both color and black and white images. The collection spans a wide range of topics including people, places and important South African milestones over a period of over forty years.
SOUTH PHOTOGRAPH includes the work of, among others, David Goldblatt, Graeme Williams, Paul Weinberg, Gisele Wulfsohn, Greg Marinovich, Gille de Vlieg, Chris Ledochowski, Andreas Vlachakis, Chris Kirchoff, George Hallett, Paul Alberts, Andrew Bannister, Paul Grendon, Motlhalefi Mahlabe, Athol Rheeder and John Robinson. Over 1000 SOUTH PHOTOGRAPHS images are available on Africa Media Online.