FACING SOUTH A Photography Exhibit by Peter Magubane & Jim Alexander

by American Friends Service Committee
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1988
3 pages
Type: Brochure
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Brochure advertising photography exhibit by Peter Magubane & Jim Alexander at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library Virginia Lacy Jones Exhibition Hall March 15-30, 1988. The brochure says the lives and struggles of Black youth are examined in the photography exhibit, FACING SOUTH, by South African photographer Peter Magubane, and Atlanta photographer Jim Alexander. The brochure says Peter Magubane 's photographs feature a pictorial account of the uprising in Soweto, South Africa where on June 16, 1976 about 20, 000 students staged a demonstration against the abhor red Bantu education policy; a peaceful march and demonstration became an explosive situation when a thirteen year old boy was fatally wounded by police. The brochure says FACING SOUTH also features photographs of Black children in the United States as they face the challenge of being Black in America; the photographs featured in this exhibit are part of a twenty year documentary project entitled, "Spirit/Martyrs/Heroes"; the democratic process is examined in the documentary photography of Alexander; through the photographs we are given glimpses of demonstrations against police killings of youth, aggression and intimidation by the Ku Klux Klan and rallies to free political prisoners. The brochure says the exhibit is sponsored by the Southern Africa Program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). The brochure says the exhibit is made possible by grants from the Fulton County Commission under the guidance of Fulton County Arts Council. The brochure discusses Peter and Lenore Magubane, Malkia M'Buzi, the National Council of Churches Africa Desk, Tandi Gcabashe, Elizabeth Enloe, K. Wanzu, Lucinda Headrick, Donna Clayton, Veronica Njoku, Louise and Kwame Alexander, David McCord, and Ed Spriggs.
Used by permission of American Friends Service Committee.
Collection: Private collection of Heather Gray