File A13 - Jimi Matthews

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ZA BV BV0045_A_A13


Jimi Matthews


  • 1983 (Creation)

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15 small photos, 14 large and 2 mounted photos (oversize folders).

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Cape Town born, self-taught photographer. Started working as a freelance photographer supplying photographs to the independent press. In 1979 he was given a bursary to study filmmaking at the London Film School, where he stayed until returning to South Africa in 1982. His contribution to the 1986 publication of South Africa: The Cordoned Heart (which was a part of the exhibition produced by the Second Carnegie Inquiry into Poverty and Development in South Africa) was a statement about the lives of nomadic trek-skeerders (sheep shearers) of the Karoo region in South Africa.

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The photograph is on page 121 in The Cordoned Heart.


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