Alf Kumalo, Apartheid Photographer, Dies At 82

Nov 19, 2012

By Bruce Weber

 

Although he had no formal training with a camera, Alf Kumalo was captivated by the power of still photography. After meeting and photographing a trial lawyer named Nelson Mandela, Kumalo became one of the chroniclers of the cruelties of South Africa's apartheid. Kumalo died in October in Johannesburg at 82, and is remembered by Weber in The New York Times here.