Peter Magubane: Award-winning South African Photojournalist Dies aged 91

The man behind the camera who documented the Sharpeville massacre in 1960 and Nelson Mandela’s trial in 1964 was Peter Magubane.

The South African photographer passed away on Monday (Jan. 1st) aged 91.

The nation’s Editors’ Forum said it had been informed of Magubane’s death by his family.

photographed 40 years of apartheid in South Africa.

After taking pictures of a rally outside the jail where Nelson Mandela’s then-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was being held in 1969, he became a target of the government at the time.

Throughout his career, the photographer faced multiple jail terms and a five-year ban that stopped him from working or even leaving his house without permission from the police.

The celebrated photographer started his career at the South African magazine Drum, rose to prominence at the Rand Daily Mail, and went on to work internationally for Time and Sports Illustrated.

In addition to capturing some of the most horrific acts of murder, he also produced powerful pictures of daily life in apartheid that had an equally powerful impact.

Dr. Peter Magubane would have turned 92 on January 18.

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