Reminiscences of Omar Badsha : oral history, 1999.
|Creator: ||Badsha, Omar||Project: ||Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||Transcript: 28 leaves Videorecording: 3 videocassettes (66 min.) : digital betacam Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
(b. 1945) Photography career: influence of family; use of photography in the South African liberation movement to educate and mobilize people, stimulate debate; involvement with trade unions early 1970s: documenting work injuries and history of movement through photographs; struggle against government restrictions on photography: use of progressive, church and trade union publications, smuggling of photographs outside South Africa, traveling exhibitions; establishment of Afrapix and Afrascope: progressive young photographers and filmmakers, black and white, documenting South Africa; growing anti-apartheid movement; participant in the Carnegie Corporation of New York's [Carnegie] Second Carnegie Inquiry into Poverty and Development in Southern Africa; themes of photographs for Carnegie project: stereotypes, links between poverty and apartheid, mine and factory workers; emerging South African women's movement in early 1980s; photographic exhibition book for Carnegie project, South Africa: The Cordoned Heart.
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