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Gold Mining in Uganda
Jan 6, 2017
Surely FairTrade is about coffee and bananas, isn’t it? Yes, but the FairTrade Organisation is quick to point out that it doesn’t matter what the commodity is, people should get a fair price for the work they do and in Africa gold miners are being ripped off. It’s not as though they have a choice, it’s dig or starve and it’s accept a pittance for their labours or work harder the following day. FairTrade...
South Africa: Election Campaign
Aug 25, 2016
South Africans have been voting in local elections seen as a test for President Jacob Zuma and the ruling African National Congress. The ANC has dominated the political landscape since the first all-race elections in 1994, but growing criticism of the slow economic growth rate and 27% unemployment could see the ANC lose control of major cities for the first time.
Ian Berry, photographer of some of...
Two Magnum Masters: Barbey and Berry / Exhibition at SCOP, Shanghai
Mar 9, 2016
Exhibition at the Shanghai Center of Photography (SCôP), from March 13th to May 29th.
British-born Ian Berry and French-Swiss Bruno Barbey are two of the most long-standing and respected photographers within the Magnum collective. Each joined in the 1960s – Ian Berry in 1962 at the personal invitation of Henri Cartier-Bresson, becoming a full member in 1967; Bruno Barbey became an associate member...
Ian Berry: The English
Oct 21, 2015
Ian Berry's renowned body of work "The English" is on display for the first time in 40 years at Lucy Bell Gallery in St Leonards on Sea, England, from 20 October 2015 - 9 January 2016.
‘I set out to record what I saw professionally…but in spite of a journalistic purpose I am drawn to visual situations.’
The project was originally supported by the first Arts Council Photography Bursary, and was later...
Magna Carta 800th Anniversary
Jun 12, 2015
On the eve of the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta, Ian Berry explores some of the original locations and themes around this important historical document that has played a crucial role in the development of our understanding of human rights and freedom.