The Iziko South African National Gallery, based in Cape Town, will be acknowledging and paying tribute to veteran South African photographers by hosting two photographic exhibitions, namely The Indian in Drum Magazine in the 1950s and Ranjith Kally: Through the lens of Durban’s veteran photographer. The Indian in Drum Magazine in the 1950s exhibition will be on show from 11 May until 14 August 2011, while Ranjith Kally: Through the lens of Durban’s veteran photographer exhibition will run between 11 May and 11 September 2011.
THE INDIAN IN DRUM MAGAZINE IN THE 1950s
This exhibition, curated by Riason Naidoo, focuses on slavery within the Indian community in South Africa during the Apartheid era. While the State used photography as a powerful propaganda tool in their publications on the one hand, this show reveals other identities that have been suppressed in official and popular presentations of this community, via the DRUM magazine archives from the 1950s.
Any enquiries regarding this exhibition can be forwarded to Pam Warne on firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 481 3956
RANJITH KALLY: THROUGH THE LENS OF DURBAN’S VETERAN PHOTOGRAPHER
This exhibition profiles the work of Ranjith Kally, who started taking photographs while he was working at a shoe factory in Durban. Born in 1925 in Isipingo, he came upon a Kodak Postcard camera at a jumble sale in 1946, which he bought for sixpence. “I was consumed by my newly found interest in photography and spent almost all my free time pursuing the art form,” he remembers.
Ranjith Kally has captured the likes of the notable personalities such as Chief Albert Luthuli, Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Miriam Makeba, Alan Paton, Tina Turner; among others.
Enquiries about Ranjith Kally’s exhibition can be e-mailed to Joe Dolby on email@example.com or telephonically on 021 481 3966.
The Iziko South African National Gallery allows free access to all individuals on commemorative days, as well as unlimited free access to individuals aged 18 and under. More information can be obtained on http://www.iziko.org.za