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Famous Photographers from South Africa

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List of notable or famous photographers from South Africa, with bios and photos, including the top photographers born in South Africa and even some popular photographers who immigrated to South Africa. If you're trying to find out the names of famous South African photographers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These photographers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known photographer from South Africa is included when available.

List features people like Zwelethu Mthethwa, Austin Stevens and more!

This historic photographers from South Africa list can help answer the questions "Who are some South African photographers of note?" and "Who are the most famous photographers from South Africa?" These prominent photographers of South Africa may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected South African photographers.

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    Alfred Kumalo, better known as Alf Kumalo, and with the surname sometimes spelled Khumalo, was a South African documentary photographer and photojournalist.more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1930-2012)
    • Birthplace: Gauteng, Africa, South Africa, Alexandra, Gauteng
    • Profession: Actor, Photographer
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    Austin Stevens is a South African-born herpetologist, wildlife photographer, film maker and author best known for hosting a series of snake documentaries, best known of which is Austin Stevens: Most Dangerous.more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa
    • Profession: Photographer
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    Bob Gosani was a South African photographer.more

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    • Age: Died at 38 (1934-1972)
    • Profession: Photographer
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    Brent Stirton is a Senior Photographer for Getty Images, based in New York. His award-winning work has been widely recognized for its powerful depiction of issues related to conflict, health and environmental issues. Stirton specializes in documentary work and is known for his alternative approaches to ...more

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    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
    • Profession: Journalist, Photographer
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    Colla Swart, born 1930, is a well-known South African Photographer. She started professional photography in 1982, and has become famous for her nature and people photography in and around her birth town of Kamieskroon. Colla and her Canadian photographer friend Freeman Patterson hosted, until recently, ...more

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    • Age: 85
    • Profession: Photographer
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    Constance Stuart Larrabee was a photographer best known for her images of South Africa. She was South Africa's first female war correspondent during World War II.more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1914-2000)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, South West England, United Kingdom, Cornwall, England, + more
    • Profession: Photographer
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    David Goldblatt is a South African photographer noted for his portrayal of South Africa during the period of apartheid and more recently that country's landscapes.more

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    • Age: 85
    • Birthplace: Randfontein, South Africa
    • Profession: Photographer
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    Ernest Cole was a South African photographer. In the early 1960s, he started to freelance for clients such as Drum magazine, the Rand Daily Mail, Drum and the Sunday Express. This made him South Africa’s first black freelance photographer.more

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    • Age: Died at 50 (1940-1990)
    • Birthplace: Eersterust, South Africa
    • Profession: Photographer
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