Alf Kumalo

words by Sven Ruhs, interview by Bruce Morrow

From fashion to sports, from everyday images in the black communities to the big events, from ordinary people to black and white celebrities and a changing society in S.A., Alf Kumalo’s retroperspective published in his new book “Through his Lens” is representing the history of the country and it shows his life time work.

He was like a war zone photo journalist taking pictures in the burning townships, an unofficial ANC-Correspondent who was shooting photos while there was bloody shooting on the streets. One of his most famous pictures shows Nelson Mandela speaking as a free man on the stairways of the City Hall in Cape Town just after he was released from a 25 year lasting term of arrest and prison.

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