A Guide to the Impact Visuals Photograph Collection, Bulk, 1983-1999

A Guide to the Impact Visuals Photograph Collection

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Impact Visuals Photograph Collection
Creator
Impact Visuals.
Inclusive Dates
undated, 1964-2000 [bulk 1983-1999].
Extent
6.5 Linear feet
Abstract
Photographs, slides and negatives primarily of South Africa and the anti-apartheid movement. Some supporting material on photo cooperatives and the shooting death of Abdul Shariff, one of the photographers represented in the collection.
Call Number
2003.0047
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Watts. (June 2003)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item, Folder #], Impact Visuals Photograph Collection. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The material in this collection was purchased from the photographers after the dissolution of Impact Visuals in 2001.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item, Folder #], Impact Visuals Photograph Collection. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Administrative records
  • Books.
  • Color slides
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence
  • Newspapers
  • Photocopies
  • Photographs
  • Publications

Subject(s)

  • Photographers

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History

Impact Visuals was a  New York City-based cooperative photo agency dedicated to social documentary photography. Founded by  Michael Kaufman,  Impact Visuals operated for 15 years until shutting down in 2001. Most of the images in this collection were obtained when  Impact Visuals acquired defunct South African cooperative  Afrapix's material.  Afrapix was a collective, self-funded group of freelance photographers in  South Africa operating between 1982-1992. A few additional images came from  Southlight Photographic Agency.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographs, slides, and negatives, as well as a limited amount of supporting materials and publications. The vast majority of the material relates to South Africa. Other  African nations,  Holland,  Palestine,  Yugoslovia, and even  New Jersey in the USA are also pictured.  South Africa's first interracial elections in April 1994 are particularly well represented in the collection, as are the  African National Congress (ANC),  Nelson Mandela and  Winnie Mandela, and  National Party President  F.W. De Klerk. Subjects other than politics include the environment, labor, economics, health, poverty, and cultural life.

Abdul Shariff, one of the photographers who worked for  Afrapix and later  Impact Visuals, was killed while documenting an ANC event in January 1994. Shariff's curriculum vitae, contract with  Impact Visuals, and correspondence with fellow photographer  Ansell Horn document the working relationships of a South African photographer.

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Related Materials

Separated Material

Shaken Roots: The Bushmen of Namibia. Text by Megan Biesele. Photography by Paul Weinberg. EAD Publications: Marshalltown, South Africa, 1990. Dodd A4951

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Abbreviations

ANC = African National Congress

AWB = Afrikaner Resistance Movement

Cape = Cape Town

COSATU = Congress of South African Trade Unions

Jo'burg = Johannesburg

MK = Mkhonto weSizwe ("Spear of the Nation"--ANC's armed wing)

NP = National Party

PAC = Pan African Congress

PAGAD = People Against Gangsterism And Drugs

SADTU = South African Democratic Teachers Union

SAF = South Africa

SPLA = Sudanese Peoples Liberation Army

SWAPO = South West African People's Party

TEC = Transitional Executive Council

UN = United Nations

WTC = World Trade Center, NYC

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Supporting Material, undated, 1964-1994 

Box

Impact Visuals annual reports and labor brochures, 1993-1996 

1:1

Southlight Photographic Agency, undated 

1:2

Correspondence between Abdul Shariff and  Ansell Horn, 1993 

1:3

Shariff's work for Impact Visuals, 1991-1994 

1:4

Impact Visuals publications on Shariff's death, 1994 

1:5

Newspaper clippings on Shariff's death, 1994 

1:6

Photographs of Shariff by Rutgers and  Ansell Horn, 1993-1994 

1:7

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Series II: Abdul Shariff, 1990-1994 

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Positives Color, 1990-1993 

1:8

Negatives B&W and Contact Sheets, 1991 

1:9

Negatives B&W, 1991-1993 

1:10

Negatives Color, undated, 1993 

1:11

Negatives Color and Contact Sheet, 1994 

1:12

Prints Color 8x10, 1994 

1:13

SAF Violence: Shariff's last roll of film 

Prints Color Oversize, 1992 

1:14

SAF Labor and Refugees 

Prints B&W 8x10, 1991 

1:15
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Jan.-Jun.: SAF Political opposition & leadership 

Jul.-Oct.: SAF Poverty, hostels, townships 

Nov. 4: SAF Jo'burg, Labor: COSATU strike 

Dec.: SAF Poverty: homeless, unemployment 

Dec. 20: SAF Politics: 1st Codesa meeting-DeKlerk, Mandela 

Prints B&W 8x10, 1992 

1:16
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Jan.-Feb.: SAF Violence, Labor: Inkatha 

Mar. 21: SAF commemorate 1960 Sharpville massacre 

Mar.-Apr.: SAF Labor, Violence, Refugees in hostels 

May 15: SAF Codesa II: ANC and S.A. Gov't 

Mar. 21: SAF commemorate 1960 Sharpville massacre 

May-Jun.: SAF prostitutes, squatters 

Jun. 18: SAF Boipatong: day after Inkatha massacre kills 39 

Jul.-Dec.: SAF political demonstrations 

Prints B&W 8x10, 1993 

1:17
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Jan.-Jun.: SAF Right wing protestors 

Jul. 14: SAF Soweto, Jo'burg: voter education 

Nov.: Mozambique, Refugees 

Nov. 17: SAF Personalities at WTC endorse new constitution 

Slides Color 

1:18

Slides Color 

1:19

Slides Color 

1:20

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Series III: Ansell Horn, 1973-1996 

Box

Prints Color 8x10, 1994 

1:21

Prints B&W 8x10, 1973-1988 

1:22
Box

Jun.'73: SAF Soweto township children 

Jun.'85-88:SAF Jo'burg white/black, Jewish; education, labor, economy 

Prints B&W 8x10, 1988-1991 

1:23
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Apr.'89: SAF Education: University students strike, alternative schools 

Dec.'91: SAF Jo'burg suburbs, Labor, Economy: black/white 

Dec.'91: SAF Jo'burg New Nation Writer's Conference at Wits University with  Nadine Gordimer (Nobel Prize) 

Prints B&W 8x10, 1992-1994 

1:24
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'92-93: SAF Jo'burg suburbs, Economy: domestics, security 

Mar.'93: SAF Jo'burg downtown, Education: black schools 

Apr.'94: SAF Elections: Indian township rallies / SWAPO squatters 

Prints B&W 8x10, Apr. 1994 

1:25
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Apr. 22-25: SAF Elections: rallies, politicians, registering 

Apr. 25: SAF Bhambayi (once Indian) squatter camp 

Prints B&W 8x10, Apr.-May 1994 

1:26
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Apr. 26-28: SAF Elections: ballots, voting 

May 1-2: SAF Elections: celebrations 

May: SAF Orange Farm squatters Economy: sewing, building, schools 

Prints B&W 8x10, Jan. 1996 

1:27
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Jan.: SAF Cape Government: Apartheid paintings to be removed 

Jan. 16: SAF Soweto Health: hospital, med. students, AIDS 

Jan. 17: SAF Venterspost clinic: 1 nurse to ~100 patients 

Prints B&W 8x10, 1996 

1:28
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Jan. 17: SAF Gauteng Labor: building clinic for rural poor 

Jan. 19: SAF Cape High School: formerly all-white 

Slides Color 

1:29

Slides Color 

1:30

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Series IV: Eric Miller, 1983-2000 

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Publications, undated, 2000 

1:31

Negatives Color, Apr. 1990 

1:32

SAF Persons: Pres. DeKlerk with Inkatha's  Gatsha Buthelezi 

Captions and Prints Color 5x7, Apr. 1993 

1:33

Apr. 12-14 SAF Cape, Funeral, Violence: riots after Chris Hani's murder 

Prints Color 8x10, 1992-1993 

1:34
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Jan.-Feb.'92: SAF Cape, Politics: ANC "People's Parliament" 

Mar.'92: SAF Cape, De Klerk whites only referendum campaign 

Jul. 15: SAF Cape, Politics: ANC Mass Action Campaign 

Aug. 3: SAF Cape, Nyanga township: ANC General Strike, day 1 

Jun.'93: South Sudan, Kongor, Famine: children, UN relief supplies 

Jul. 26,'93: SAF Cape, Violence: St. James Church attack survivors 

Prints Color 6x9, undated, 1993 

1:35
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undated: Rwanda UN soldiers in Kigali, Red Cross aid, SAF Farming 

1993: SAF Cape, Personalities: Winnie Mandela, Buthelezi 

May 2-3: SAF East London, Violence: white response to armed blacks attack in bar that killed 5 white men 

Jun.: South Sudan,  Kongor, Famine & Violence: orphans, SPLA war 

Jun. 9-12: SAF Cape, Elections: voter education 

Jul. 26: SAF Cape, Violence: St. James Church after grenade explosion 

Sep.: SAF/ Namibia, Walvis Bay Harbour, Fishing: changing hands in '94 

Dec.: SAF Cape: Gay pride march 

Dec.: SAF Cape, Gov't: transition from all-white Parliament 

Prints Color 6x9, 1994-1998 

1:36

Apr.'94: SAF, Politics, Elections: ANC and Inkatha in township 

Jul.'94: SAF & other African nations, Personalities 

Oct.'96: SAF- Mozambique border militarized 

May '96: Uganda Politics, Economy, Labor: security forces parade, pre-election rally, safe-sex posters 

Sep.'98: SAF Cape, Nelson Mandela with  Cuba's  Fidel Castro 

Prints Color 5x8, 1992 

2:37

Jul. 1: SAF Cape, Demonstration / Violence: COSATU protest march 

Jul. 25: SAF Cape, Demonstration 

Aug. 4-5: SAF Cape: ANC Mass action campaign 

Sep.: SAF Cape, Violence: memorial after 29 ANC marchers killed 

Prints Color 5x8, Jan.-Oct. 1993 

2:38

Jan.: Namibia, Environment 

Feb.: SAF Durban Beachfront 

Mar.: SAF Natal Midlands,  Inkatha: ANC impi rally for  Nelson Mandela, funerals for children slain in bus attack 

Mar. 19: SAF Cape, Demo: Muslims mark Jerusalem day 

Apr. 12-14: SAF Guguletu township, Funeral: looting after  Chris Hani's murder 

Jun.: South Sudan, Health, War 

Aug. 26: SAF Gugulethu township, day after murder of  Amy Biehl 

Sep. 4: SAF Gugulethu township, peace marchers after Amy's death 

Oct.'93: SAF Stellenbosch,  De Klerk at NP Cape congress 

Oct. 10: SAF Gugulethu township, Amy's memorial service with family 

Oct. 13: SAF University of the Western Cape event to honor Amy 

Prints Color 5x8, Nov. 1993-Feb. 1994 

2:39

Nov.'93: SAF Cape, PAC supporters protest trials 

Nov.'93: SAF Cape, Person: Wilhelm Verwoerd, grandson of "architect of apartheid," campaigns for ANC 

Nov.'93: SAF Western Cape, Right-wing military training camp 

Dec.'93: SAF Cape, Elections: TEC Chief negotiator, Roelf Meyer 

Dec.'93: SAF Cape, F.W. De Klerk: returns from receiving Nobel peace prize with  Nelson Mandela to election rally 

Jan. 15,'94: Namibia, Environment: rhinos, transportation 

Feb.'94: SAF Hillview, Southern Cape, Housing: planning squatting 

Feb.'94: SAF Cape, Elections: Mandela and De Klerk campaigning 

Prints Color 5x8, Mar.-Jun. 1994 

2:40

Mar.: SAF Kraaifontein, Cape, Right:  Neo-Nazi leader  TerreBlanche 

Mar.: SAF Cape, Coeberg Training Center: new National Peacekeeping Force (NPKF) training 

Mar. 30: SAF Durban,  Bhambayi township, Violence: attack by  Inkatha 

Apr. 1: SAF Durban, Bhambayi township, Demo for peace 

Apr. 2: SAF Natal, Funeral:  Inkatha and ANC areas 

Apr. 30: SAF near Durban, Refugees: Indian area community center 

Jun.: Rwanda, Kigali, Violence:  Red Cross hospital, young girl shot 

Prints Color 5x8, Jul. 1994-Apr. 1997 

2:41

Jul./Sep.'94: SAF Personalities: government ministers 

Jan.'95: SAF, Argentina,  Tunisia, Personalities 

Mar./Jul.'95: SAF Parliament 

Nov.'95: SAF Cape: U.S. Vice Pres. Al Gore visits 

1996: SAF Cape, Guguletu Township: soccer clinic for kids 

1997: SAF Cape, Sports & tourism: Olympic bid for 2004 

Mar.'97: SAF Cape, Hilary Clinton & Chelsea with Mandela in former prison 

Apr.'97: SAF Free State Province, Native traditional Basotho village 

Apr.'97: Zaire (  Congo), Kisangani: Refugees, children, women 

Apr. 20,'97: Zaire, Kasese refugee camp, Violence:  Rwandan Hutu refugees one day before camp sealed off and 50-60,000 "disappeared" 

Prints B&W 8x10, undated, 1983-1988 

2:42

undated: SAF Rustenburg &  Stellenbosch, Cape, Farmers 

undated: SAF Bushman, Soldiers 

Nov. 2,'83: SAF Elections: Right-wingers 

Jul.'86: SAF Jo'burg, Military Parade SAF Defense Force 75th b-day 

Aug.-Dec.'86: SAF Jo'burg, Protest: imprisonment of children 

Feb.'87: SAF Jo'burg, Military draft: compulsory service for white male 

Feb.-Aug.'87: SAF Labor: unions & strikes, protests 

Jun. 12,'87:SAF Jo'burg, member of Black Sash (women's civil rights) pickets anniversary of State of Emergency 

Jun. 25,'87: SAF Mozambican refugees 

Jul. 16-18,'88: SAF Nelson Mendela's 70th birthday celebrated by those calling for the ANC leader's release from prison 

Prints B&W 8x10, 1989 

2:43

Feb. 3,'89: SAF opening of Parliament with newly elected F.w. De Klerk 

Feb. 14: SAF Cape, Archbishop Desmond Tutu 

Mar. 9,'89: SAF Cape Prisons, protesting non-trial 

Apr. 12-13: Namibia, Oshikango, War: SWAPO vs.  Untag soldiers 

Oct. 1: SAF Transkei Sabota funeral 

Oct. 10: SAF Personalities: ANC leaders released from prison 

Prints B&W 8x10, 1990-1991 

2:44

May 2-4,'90: SAF Cape, ANC negotiation with SAF gov't 

Dec.'90: Palestine,  Ramalah &  Jerusalem, Violence:  Israeli soldiers, Palestinian protest 

Sep.'91: Yugoslavia, War: at the Hague in  Holland 

Nov.'91: Holland, racist graffiti and signs 

Prints B&W 8x10, 1992 

2:45

1992: SAF farming 

Jan. 24: SAF Cape, PAC protest Parliament 

Mar.: SAF Cape, Khayelitsha township, Health: child at clinic 

Mar.: Apr.-SAF Cape, Education 

Apr. 11: SAF Cape, F.W. De Klerk visits "colored" township in his "first electioneering type foray outside usual white constituency" 

Oct.: SAF Cape, Guguletu township: Women: Adult literacy class 

Nov.: SAF Durban Township, Poverty: homeless youths 

Dec.: SAF Cape, Health: Prof. Chris Barnard, 1st heart transplant '67 

Dec.: SAF Cape, Gay/Lesbian: Miss Gay Cape competition 

Prints B&W 8x10, 1993 

2:46

1993: SAF Whites, Political Demonstrations 

May 17: SAF Grabouw, Western Cape, Farming: apples 

Jun.: SAF Squatters camp 

Oct.: SAF Women Demonstration, reclaiming streets 

Dec.: SAF Gov't, first sitting of TEC 

Dec.: SAF Elections, "People's Forum" ANC campaign 

Prints B&W 8x10, 1994 

2:47

Apr. 20,'94: SAF Elections, F.W. De Klerk campaign poster defaced 

Apr. 22,'94: SAF Cape, Political speech with time constraints 

Apr. 23,'94: SAF Cape, Elections: NP Rally 

Apr. 26,'94: SAF Cape, Elections: voting for disabled 

Apr. 27,'94: SAF Cape, Elections: voting in townships and squatters 

1995: SAF Gov't, Labor 

Jan.'95: SAF Cape, Funeral for Joe Slovo 

Mar. 19,'95: SAF Cape, Ruyterwacht: Whites protest against black school 

Slides Color 

2:48

Slides Color 

2:49

Slides Color 

2:50

Slides Color 

2:51

Slides Color 

2:52

Slides Color 

2:53

Slides Color 

2:54

Slides Color 

2:55

Slides Color 

2:56

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Series V: Rodger Bosch, 1988-1999 

Box

Color Trannies, undated 

2:57
Box

SAF / Swaziland, Inkatha: Mangosutho Buthelezi 

May '93: SAF Environment, Scenic 

B&W Trannies w/ Captions--Portfolio, 1990-1991 

2:58

Text & Computer prints, 1997-1998 

2:59
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Aug.'97-Jul.'98: SAF Cultural, African ballet program "Dance for All" 

Color 8x10, May 1996 

2:60
Box

SAF Human Rights: Truth Finding commission 

Color 5x7, 1993-1994 

3:61
Box

Jul. 26,'93: SAF Kenilworth, Cape, Violence: St. James Church day after massacre 

Jan.'94: SAF Person: Mandela pledges "Never Again" for prison 

Feb.'94: SAF Elections: NP rally with DeKlerk 

Color 5x7, 1994-1996 

3:62
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Feb.'94: SAF Elections: NP rally with DeKlerk 

Feb.'96: SAF Cape, Culture: Luciano Pavarotti 

Apr.-May '96: SAF Cape, Human Rights: Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Archbishop Desimond Tutu 

May 29,'96: SAF Cape, Elections: municiple 

Sep. 28,'96: SAF Cape, Drugs: Muslim group PAGAD marches 

Color 6x8, 1997-1999 

3:63
Box

Feb.-Mar.'97: SAF Poverty: homeless children, prostitutes 

Apr.'97: SAF Cape, Person: Nelson Mandela &  Hillary Clinton 

Jun.'97: Zaire, leader of new Congo,  Laurent Kabila 

Jun.'97: SAF Cape, Person: new leader of NP, Marthinus Van Schalkwyk 

Feb.-May '99: SAF Violence, Gangs, Drugs 

Jun.'99: Libya leader  Muhammar Gadaffi 

Jun. 2,'99: SAF Elections 

Jul.'99: SAF Cape, Parliament: new President, Thabo Mbelei 

B&W 8x10 / 5x7, 1988-1991 

3:64
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Jun.'88: SAF Jo'burg, Alexandria township, Children 

Aug.-Oct.'99: SAF Violence, Protests Inkatha 

Dec.'90: SAF white Afrikaner commemoration of victory over Zulu 

1991: SAF Violence, Education, Person: Nelson Mandela 

B&W 8x10, 1993-1994 

3:65
Box

Jan.: SAF Personalities 

Mar. 10,'93: SAF, Protests: against NP, Israel 

Apr. 14,'93: SAF Cape Memorial / Riots after Chris Hani's death 

May 7,'93: SAF Teachers Union, SADTU 

Jul.'93: SAF Election practice 

Sep.'93: SAF Family 

Jan. 15,'94: SAF Person: Winnie Mandela supporting ANC's armed wing (MK) 

Apr.'94: SAF Elections 

May-Dec.'94: SAF Persons in Parliament 

B&W 8x10, 1995-1998 

3:66
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May-Jul.'95: SAF Protests: unions, "born again" Christians, children, Muslims, AWB 

Feb.'96: SAF Cape Person: Stebe Tswete, Minister of Sport 

Jul.'96: SAF Cape, Human Rights: Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings 

Aug. 10,'96: SAF Cape, Drugs: Muslim group PAGAD marches 

Apr.'97: SAF Education: children 

Nov.'97: SAF Mental Health: patients and workers protest closing hospital 

1998: SAF Cape Gugulethu township, Culture: African ballet project "Dance for All" 

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Series VI: Other Photographers in Alphabetical Order, 1964-1995 

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Misc. Photographers (1 print each), undated, 1985-1990 

3:67

Unknown Photographers B&W 8x10 Prints, undated, 1964-1989 

3:68

Unknown Photographers Slides Color 

3:69

Unknown Negatives and Copy/Publication, undated, 1985-1992 

3:70

Auf der Heyde, Peter 

3

Bannister, Andrew 

3

Bernstein, Suzy 

3

Bradlow, Adil 

3

Bronstein, Paula 

3

Day, Anna 

3

de Vlieg, Gill 

3

Eliason, Orde 

3

Elmendorp, Ellen 

3

Eloff, Brett 

3

Gool, Benny 

3

Grendon, Paul 

3

Hartman, Dave 

3

Hilton-Barber, Steven 

3

Hutchins, Mike 

3

Kralj, Sasa 

3

Kramer, Sue 

3

Lawson, Lesley 

3

Ledochowski, Chris 

3

Lemon, T.J. 

3

Liebenberg, John 

3

Magwaza, Pax 

3

Mayet, Rafs 

3

Meintjes, Roger 

3

Mofokeng, Santu 

3

Moodliar, Deseni 

3

Nunn, Cedric 

3

Parker, Warren 

3

Patzer, Marek 

3

Sholk, Justin 

3

Smit, Sandy 

3

Southlight Collective Land Essay 

3

Storkend, Sally 

3

Tillim, Guy 

4

Uzi, Avigail 

4

van Der Merwe, Chris 

4

Velasco, Paul 

4

von Lohuzen, Kadir 

4

Weinberg, Paul 

4

Williams, Graeme 

4

Wulfsohn, Gisele 

4

Zietminski, Anna 

4

Unsorted Slides 

4

Unsorted Slides 

4

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Oversized Material 

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Eric Miller's Portfolio, undated 

5
Box

Caption Listing, undated 

Prints Color 11x16, undated 

Box

SAF Agriculture: Picture Story in Afrikaner village 

Prints B&W 11x16, 1988-1989 

Box

SAF Anti-Apartheid Protest, Eviction 

Magazine: Ilford (SAF) winning entry, 1989 

Box

SAF Environ.: Picture Story "Saving the White Rhino" 

Magazine (Tearsheet) spread, undated 

Box

SAF Swaziland, Culture: concert 

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