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KUNHINGA PORTRAITS
3 april – 3 may

Guy Tillim, one of South Africa's leading photojournalists, is participating in the Festival with a series of recent images telling of the drama and sufferings of the Kunhinga tribal diaspora during the Angolan civil war. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Sala 1 and the Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, and is curated by Kathleen Grundlingh and Mary Angela Schroth. Extremely active in the field of photojournalism, Tillim mainly works in Africa: his photographs, which often reveal the hard reality of this continent, do not aim to encroach upon what is depicted nor do they intend to provoke. Tillim observes the scene from the sidelines, placing himself in the position of a passive empathic observer in search of unusual human moments to supply a contemplative uneasiness. Curated by: Kathleen Grundlingh and Mary Angela Schroth

Guy Tillim
Born in Johannesburg in 1962, Guy Tillim grew up in Kwa-Zulu Natal. He began to work as a photographer in 1986; his works have been frequently published during the last fifteen years. He received numerous awards: Mondi Award (South Africa) for photojournalism in 1998 and 1999; French Prix Care for Humanitarian Reportage in 2001; Prix SCAM (Société Civile Auteurs Multimedia) Roger Pic in 2002 for his work in Kuito, Angola; Daimler Chrysler South Africa Award in 2003. Publications and exhibitions include "Amulets and dreams: war, youth, and change in Africa" (Pretoria 2002) and "Departures" 2003 with the Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town. This is his first exhibition in Italy.


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