File A14 - Gideon Mendel

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ZA BV BV0045_A_A14


Gideon Mendel


  • 1984 (Creation)

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18 small photos, 14 large and 3 mounted photos (oversize folders).

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He began photographing in the 1980's, it was his work as a 'struggle photographer' that brought his work to global attention. He has worked for many leading magazines - amongst them National Geographic. He has produced a number of photographic advocacy projects, working with charities and campaigning organizations including The Global Fund, Médecins Sans Frontières, Treatment Action Campaign, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ActionAid, the Terrence Higgins Trust, Shelter, Leonard Cheshire Disability, UNICEF and Concern Worldwide.

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The photographs are on pages 116 - 119 in The Cordoned Heart.


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