MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION

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BV

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MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION

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  • Educational

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Andre Landman

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Primary

Address

Street address

Jagger Library
University Road
Upper Campus

Locality

CAPE TOWN

Region

Western Cape

Country name

South Africa

Postal code

8001

Telephone

021-6501265

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Description area

History

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The photographic archive in Special Collections has material that spans a period from the inception of photography to the present day, from fragile prints to digital format. Fox Talbot’s Pencil of Nature is a rare body of work that found its way to the African continent. Many of the early photographs are of Cape Town and its surrounds, reflecting its architecture, environment and the city’s early development. There is also a considerable archive reflecting UCT’s memory and history.

The archive houses social history and anthropology collections of Bleek and Lloyd, Hunter-Wilson and Martin West. New material from the 1950s to contemporary times include the archives of Jürgen Schadeberg and Ernest Cole. Other seminal collections complement the early historic images: The Cordoned Heart, an investigation into poverty and development; Beyond the Barricades, an anthology documenting resistance to apartheid; the Staffrider exhibitions; as well as photographers such as Guy Tillim, Greg Marinovich, Cedric Nunn, George Hallett, Paul Grendon, Chris Ledochowski, Graeme Williams, and others.

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Opening times

Weekdays: 08h30 to 17h30 (17h00 during vacations)
Saturdays: 09h00 to 13h00 (12h30 during vacations)

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Access points

Access Points

  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • South Africa (Geographic subregion)
  • Western Cape (Geographic subregion)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Jagger Library University Road Upper Campus
CAPE TOWN, Western Cape
ZA 8001