ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVE:
Interviewed by Mark Durden
Location: Modern Art, Oxford
Date: January 2003
(Chapter 2 of 6, Running Time: 00:11:08)
Chapter 2 Synopsis:
- Begins to realise the limits of his photographic interests.
- Not interested in climactic events covered by international press.
- Late '50s - withdraws in order to work on technique.
- Emerges in early '60s - to begin work on 'Afrikaners'.
- Fearful of racism encountered in his subjects.
- Contrast of racial hatred with intimacy of co-existence.
- Interest in overseas magazines such as 'Show', 'Town' and 'Queen'.
- Sam Haskins design for 'Afrikaners' book - a revelation.
- Shows book to Norman Hall and Barney Blackley at The Bodley Head.
- Book's publication prevented by lack of American co-publisher.
- 1972 publishes 'On The Mines' book with Nadine Gordimer.
- Urged on by Barney Simon - decides to redesign 'Afrikaners'.
- Travels to England and shows book to Paul Strand.
- 'Afrikaners' book finally published in 1975.