Paul Weinberg photographs, 1979-2007

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Summary

Creator:
Weinberg, Paul and Archive of Documentary Arts (Duke University)
Abstract:
South African born documentary photographer. Collection contains over 400 black-and-white and color prints from several of Weinberg's exhibits and books on Southern Africa and other regions. Titles of projects include: Travelling Light; The Moving Spirit; In Search of the San; Going Home; Once We Were Hunters; Kosi Bay; Working the Land & Back to the Land; and Durban: Impressions of an African City. The photographs document rural indigenous communities and urban culture in several African countries; events photographed include religious celebrations and rituals, a poetry festival, and South Africa's first democratic elections (1994). Also included high-resolution scans of photographs in the collection. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.
Extent:
15 Linear Feet
24 boxes; 10 CD-Rs; 1 oversize folder
434 Items
Language:
Material in English
Collection ID:
RL.01358

Background

Scope and content:

South African-born documentary photographer. Collection contains over 400 black-and-white and color prints, printed in both darkroom and digital formats, from several of Weinberg's exhibits and books on Southern Africa and other regions. Titles of projects include: Travelling Light; The Moving Spirit; In Search of the San; Going Home; Once We Were Hunters; Kosi Bay; Working the Land & Back to the Land; and Durban: Impressions of an African City.

The photographs document rural indigenous communities and urban culture in several African countries; events photographed include religious celebrations and rituals, a poetry festival and South Africa's first democratic elections (1994).

Also included is an oversize publicity poster for the "Moving Spirit" project, and high-resolution scans of the photographs in the collection; the CD-ROMs have been separated from teh collection and their contents mounted on the library server.

Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Biographical / historical:

Paul Weinberg is a South African-born documentary photographer, filmmaker, writer, curator, educator, and archivist. He began his career in the early 1980s by working for South African NGOs, and photographing current events for news agencies and foreign newspapers.

He was a founding member of Afrapix and South, the collective photo agencies that gained local and international recognition for their uncompromising role in documenting apartheid, and popular resistance to it. From 1990 onwards he increasingly concentrated on feature rather than news photography.

His documentary work has been widely exhibited and published. In addition, he has served as the curator, coordinator, and mentor for many photographic projects involving the work of other South African photographers.

Acquisition information:
The Paul Weinberg photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 2006.
Processing information:

Processed by Karen Glynn, March 2008

Encoded by John Mayrose, March 2008. Additional description enhancement by Paula Jeannet, January 2017.

Accession(s) represented in this finding aid: 2006-0119.

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