Contributions by: Paul Weinberg
Paul Weinberg is one of South Africa's leading and best-known photographers. His latest book, Travelling Light, is published to coincide with an exhibition that reflects 25 years of Weinberg's photographic journey, from the 1970s to the present day. It begins in the streets of Jo'burg in the late 1970s and ends in the rural and desert landscapes of the new millennium. In his introduction, Weinberg reflects: "When I began taking photographs it was in the context of a land divided. I now live in a country ostensibly united. Politically at least, we have come full circle. These photographs provide glimpses of life between the cracks before, after and while the political wheel was turning. They are about how people try to survive in so many different and extraordinary ways and the survival choices they make under often extreme conditions of hardship . These images are also about how I as a photographer have interacted with these situations, the unconscious choices that I made in particular moments and the resulting stories that emerged through my camera lens."
Publication Date: 7/1/2004