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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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Alf Kumalo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Photographers from South Africa
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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: Alexandra, Gauteng, South Africa

Profession: Actor, Photographer

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Austin Stevens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Photographers from South Africa
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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: 66

Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa

Profession: Photographer

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Bob Gosani is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Photographers from South Africa
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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 listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Photographers from South Africa
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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 ...more

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Durban, South Africa

Profession: Journalist, Photographer

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