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South African Photojournalist Peter Magubane

Magubane has been photographing life in South Africa for over 40 years, depicting the reality of life under Apartheid, including the Soweto uprising and the Sharpeville massacre. He was the first black South African to win a photography prize in his country. But he also endured 586 days in solitary confinement, six more months in jail, and five years of "banning" in which he wasn't allowed to work. He's published 11 books. His upcoming book is "The Vanishing Cultures of South Africa." This month he receives the 1997 Leica Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography and the Leica Camera Group.


Other segments from the episode on June 10, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 10, 1997: Interview with Peter Magubane; Interview with Michael Ochs.


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