Exhibition BioIn the 1980s and early 1990s, I worked as an archaeologist at the KwaZulu-Natal Museum. At the time, people in Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas were fighting hard against the forces of apartheid. Many people were killed and injured, and few pictures were being taken to show what was happening. As part of my own fight against apartheid, I photographed anti-apartheid events and injustices.
Some of my photographs were published in newspapers and magazines. Sometimes I left the museum during work hours to photograph political actions. One example was from early April 1990 when Nelson Mandela visited the area. He came to see the devastation caused by The Seven Days War and to give people hope.
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