The Rise and Fall of Apartheid

Apartheid In (Mostly) Black-And-White

10/02/2012 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

In South Africa, apartheid institutionalized racial segregation in every facet of life and the struggle against it took many forms. From the outset, photography was a critical element both in documenting the impact of the system and the resistance to it.

The International Center of Photography has put together an extraordinarily wide-ranging exhibition that spans the Afrikaner nationalist ascension to power in 1948 through Nelson Mandela’s assumption of the presidency in 1993.

In Gideon Mendel’s 1984 photograph, a German shepherd guards the entrance to a Johannesburg suburb.
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