Gideon Mendel: Freedom or Death (Gost Books, 2019)

Born in Johannesburg in 1959, Mendel began his career as a news and ‘struggle’ photographer documenting the final years of apartheid. This experience marked him deeply, and much of his subsequent work has been engaged with the key political issues facing his generation.

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Pieter Hugo: There’s A Place in Hell for Me and My Friends (oodee ,2012)

Pieter Hugo’s There’s a Place in Hell for Me & My Friends is a series of close-up portraits of the artist and his friends, all of whom call South Africa home.

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Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness (Aperture, 2018)

Zanele Muholi (born in Umlazi, South Africa, 1972) is a visual activist and photographer, cofounder of the Forum for the Empowerment of Women, and founder of Inkanyiso, a forum for queer and visual media.

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