Rise and Fall of Apartheid
Summary of Rise and Fall of Apartheid%
- in German and English
- Pages: 11
About this exhibition booklet
"Rise and Fall of Apartheid" offers a comprehensive historical overview of the pictorial response to apartheid, which has never been undertaken before. Through its images, it explores the significance of the civil rights struggle, from how apartheid defined South Africa's identity from 1948 to 1994, to the rise of Nelson Mandela, and finally its lasting impact. It examines the aesthetic power of the documentary form in recording, analyzing, articulating, and confronting apartheid's legacy and effects on everyday life in South Africa.
Organized according to key words, the exhibition offers comprehensive background knowledge on the documentary forms used during apartheid – from the photo essay and reportage to photojournalism.