Renowned for his work which helped draw the world’s gaze upon South Africa’s apartheid regime, Ian Berry will offer a gripping insight into his path to photojournalism and his significant coverage of a changing South Africa. One of the country’s most respected Picture Editors, Colin Jacobson, will field questions from the audience. Ian will be signing copies of his influential book Living Apart.
The Lecture will be accompanied by an exhibition of images taken by township youth infected with or affected by HIV/Aids, trained in photojournalism skills by award-winning international charity PhotoVoice.
The Series comprises four illustrated lectures held at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society, London, in association with the world-renowned photographic co-operative Magnum Photos who celebrate their 60th anniversary this year. Subsequent lectures include a rare panel debate by Magnum Photographers, chaired by Internationally acclaimed author, journalist and broadcaster Charles Glass, focusing on the contentious complexities of the Middle East (11 July 2007); and Martin Parr whose controversial approach to social documentary in the United Kingdom is sure to yield a fascinating debate about the role of photojournalism today (13 November 2007).