Call and Response.
Photographs by Cedric Nunn. Edited by Ralf-P. Seippel.
144 pp., 80 duotone illustrations, 9½x11¼".
Since the early 1980s, Cedric Nunn (born 1957) has chronicled the daily realities of apartheid, civil war and social unrest in South Africa and neighboring Mozambique. He began photographing in Durban-the third largest city in South Africa-documenting the realities of apartheid largely ignored by the mainstream media, and soon moved to Johannesburg where he joined the Afrapix collective and agency. Working largely with such non-governmental organizations, Nunn has continued to document social change, focusing particularly on rural issues. He envisages his work as a force for social good, declaring, “I am committed through my photographs to contributing to societal change that will leave a positive legacy for the children of Africa.” Call and Response features work from the 1970s to the present offering an introduction to the oeuvre of one of South Africa’s great social photographers.