It is with great
sadness that we have to report that one of our great South African
photojournalists and documentary photographers have passed away this weekend
Photo: Alf Kumalo (Greg
Alf Kumalo was from a young age intrigued by the impact of photos and their
ability to freeze moments in time. This led him to a career in photography in
which he taught himself how to shoot. His career as a journalist started in
1951 and he has since then photographed major events and the people that
shaped South Africa.
His work has been published both locally and internationally. In September
2004, he was honoured by a solo exhibition at the 59th Session of the United
Nations General Assembly in New York. He has also received many awards,
including the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver, at the National Orders awards on
19 October 2004, to honour his contribution to documentary photography and
journalism in South Africa by the South African Government.
He ran a photography school in Diepkloof which, to this day, helps people
from disadvantaged backgrounds to become photojournalists.
Read how Greg Marinovich remembered Bra Alf here.
Kumalo is survived by his wife Elizabeth and two children. Our thoughts are
with them in this difficult time.
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