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Oral history interview with Omar Badsha [electronic resource], 1999

Creator: Badsha, Omar
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 28 pages sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit) video file : digital preservation master, mxf files
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


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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Copyright held by The Trustees of Columbia University in New York City, 2006.

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