Born on 31 August, 1959 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cape Town with Majors in Psychology, Sociology and African Economic History
The International Centre of Photography (ICP)
The South African National Gallery (SANG)
Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG)
1991 World Press Photo: 2nd Prize, People in the News stories
1993 World Press Photo. 1st Prize, Sports Stories
1994 Pictures of the Year. 1st Prize, Photo Essay
1995 World Press Photo 2nd Prize, Nature Stories
1996 W. Eugene Smith Award for Humanistic Photography
1997 World Press Photo 1st Prize, General News Stories
1997 World Press Photo. 1st Prize, Nature Stories
1997 Nikon Press Award. 1st Prize, Stories
1998 World Press Photo. 2nd Prize, Arts and Entertainment
2000 World Press Photo. Honorable Mention, Daily Life
2002 Amnesty International Media Award for Photojournalism
2015 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant
2015 Shortlist for Prix Pictet Award
2016 Jackson Pollock Award for Creativity
1986 Images of the Struggle, Market Photo Gallery, Johannesburg.
1988 Living in Yeoville, Market Photo Gallery, Johannesburg.
1989 Beloofde Land (Promised Land), Market Photo Gallery, Johannesburg.
1998 HIV and AIDS in Africa, The Spitalfields Gallery.
2000 A Broken Landscape (HIV and AIDS in Africa), Oxo Tower Gallery (touring).
2001 A Broken Landscape and Facing AIDS, South African National Gallery.
2001 A Broken Landscape and Facing AIDS, Museum Africa.
2009 Kingsmead Eyes (collaboration with pupils from Kingsmead School), V&A Museum of Childhood.
2012 Drowning World, Somerset House East Wing Gallery.
2013 Drowning World, curated by Christine Eyene Tiwani Contemporary.
2013 – 2014 The ‘Picture Windows’ installation on the 13 windows of the ICP on 43rd Street in New York.
2013 Outdoor Installation. Part of the ‘After Photography’ festival in Montevideo
2014 Public installation of Drowning World, in the Queen’s Park subway station in Toronto (part of the Contacting Toronto Festival), curated by Sharon Switzer.
2014 Living in Yeoville Revisited, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg.
2015 Drowning World-UK, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth.
2015 Drowning World (Video and Stills), Lianzhou Festival, China
2015 Drowning World billboard exhibtion. Paris
2015 Drowning World, Travel Photo Jaipur Festival, India.
2015 Drowning World, PhotoFestival Naarden, The Netherlands
1993 Photographers Gallery, Positive Lives
2006 International Center of Photography, The Body at Risk
2008 The Fowler Museum (and touring), Make Art Stop AIDS
2008 Cento Banimex, Mexico City, Historias Positivas and Art Moves
2009 Lucy Florence Art Gallery, Los Angeles, 13 Love Stories
2010 The Castle, Iziko Museum of Cape Town, Not Alone
2012 ICP, Haus der Kunst and Museum Africa, The Rise and Fall of Apartheid
2012 The Museum Africa (and touring in South Africa), The ART Show
2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, The National Mall. Selections from The ART Show
2013 ICP Triennail, A Different Kind of Order
2014 The Freer and Sackler Gallery, Lost World. Video Art by Charles Lim and Gideon Mendel
2014 Anderson Gallery at VCU, Forecast
2014 Double Negative Galery, Times of Struggle (UK and South Africa) with David Hoffman
2015 Prix Pictet Exhibtion, Disorder, Musée d’Art Moderne Paris and touring.
2001 A Broken Landscape HIV and AIDS in Africa (Edited by Chris Boot)
Major Magazine and Other Publications
1986 Leadership Magazine, Lines of Sight (Images of the Struggle)
1987 Stern Magazine, Forbidden Photos from South Africa
1987 Beyond the Barricades (Popular Resistance in South Africa)
1988 Leadership Magazine, Living in Yeoville
1989 Leadership Magazine, Promised Land
1989 The Observer Magazine, The British Who Choose South Africa
1991 The Independent Magazine, The Black Jews of Israel
1992 Tempo, The Crisis of Somalia
1992 Tempo, London’s Homeless
1992 Merian, Portrait of Johannesburg
1992 The Independent Magazine, Paradise Lost (Return after Forced Removals)
1993 The Independent Magazine, An Everyday Occurrence (Zimbabwe Hospital HIV)
1993 The Independent Magazine, A High School in Soweto
1993 Tempo, AIDS Ward, Middlesex Hospital
1993 Telegraph Magazine, The death of the Zambian Football Team
1994 Christian Aid Poster Campaign, We Believe in Life Before Death
1994 Reportage Magazine, De Aar Elections
1995 Photographers International, British Photography
1995 Das Magazin, King Goodwill Zwelithini
1995 Reportage Magazine, Claremont Road
1995 Claremont Road, A Festival of Resistance Publication
1995 The Open Book. Publication for Crisis at Christmas (for the homeless)
1996 Grands Reportages, Koyasan, Japanese Village of Temples
1996 Independent Magazine, Days of Empire
1996 Fortune Magazine, Young Americans in Vietnam
1996 Independent on Sunday Magazine, The New Black Mayor of Ventersdorp
1996 Greenpeace Magazine (Germany). Senegalese Fishing Village
1997 Reportage Magazine. Troubled Waters
1997 Conde Naste Traveller. Lost Tribe of the Kalahari
1997 Focus Magazine, AIDS in Africa
1998 Reportage Magazine Booklet, A Broken Landscape
1999 Poster Campaign for the Terence Higgins Trust, Fighting Stigma
1999 POZ Magazine, AIDS in Africa
1999 The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Israel, State of the Nation
2000 Guardian Weekend Magazine, While the World Looks Away
2000 L’Express, Le Sida en Afrique
2001 The Guardian Weekend Magazine, The Life Savers
2002 HIV Treatment Activist Poster Set made with MSF and TAC in South Africa
2002 The Guardian Weekend Magazine. Looking AIDS in the Face
2003 The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Salvation is Cheap
2003 Positive Nation, Facing AIDS in South Africa
2003 National Geographic, A Land Possessed (Land Issues in Zimbabwe)
2004 The Guardian Weekend Magazine, The Children Left Behind
2004 The Sunday Times Magazine, Violated and Isolated (Rwanda Women and HIV)
2004 Living Proof publication. 10th Anniversary of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance
2005 The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Eight Women, One Voice
2005 National Geographic, Living With AIDS
2005 The Guardian Weekend Magazine, An Answer in Africa
2006 The Guardian G2, Soweto, 30 Years After the Uprising
2006 The Guardian G2, The Memory Box Project
2006 The Guardian Weekend Magazine, I Look Like my Mother (Pantomime Dames)
2006 The Observer Magazine, Happy Days (Multiculturalism in a Hackney School)
2007 The Guardian G2, From Mother to Child
2007 Equal Treatment, Children and HIV
2007 The Guardian G2, A Tale of Two Floods
2008 German Geo, Memory Boxes for HIV/AIDS
2008 The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Flooding in Haiti
2009 The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Proposition 8, Gay Couples in California
2009 The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Think Positive
2010 The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Forgotten, But Not Gone (Pakistan Floods)
2011 Kingsmead Eyes Speak website: www.kingsmeadeyesspeak.org
2009-2012 Through Positive Eyes website: www.throughpositiveyes.org
2013 The Independent on Sunday Magazine, Drowning World
2013 The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Tacloban Disaster
2014 The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Three Feet High and Rising
2015 National Geographic, Drowning World
2015 The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Migrants on Crossing the Med
2015 Photoworld (China), Waterlines from Drowning World
2003 The Harsh Divide, a series of four short animated films about access to HIV Treatment were broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK.
2005 A short film about AIDS orphans in Swaziland was broadcast on BBC Newsnight.
2009 Kingsmead Eyes, a film made with pupils from Kingsmead Primary School was shown at the V&A Museum of Childhood and at the New York Photo Festival.
2011 Kingsmead Eyes Speak, a film made with pupils from Kingsmead Primary School was shown at the Open Cities Documentary Festival and the East End Film Festival in London.
2011 Living with Floodwaters, a short video about flooding in Bangkok was shown on MSNBC and is voted a ‘staff pic’ on Vimeo.
2012 Living in Yeoville was commissioned by curator Okwui Ewenzor for the Rise and Fall of Apartheid exhibition-a contemporary re-examination of documentary projects from the 1980s.
2012 Through Positive Eyes, a short film is shown as part of the opening plenary session of the 2012 Global HIV/AIDS Conference in Washington.
2013 Water, Chapters 6 and 7 was shown as part of the ICP Triennial in New York and at Tiwnai Contemporary in London.
2014 Water, Chapters 6, 7, 8 and 9 was shown at the Freer and Sackler Gallery in Washington.
2015 Water, Chapters 10 and 11 was shown at the Plymouth Arts Centre as part of my Drowning World-UK show.
2015 A two-channel installation of Water, Chapters 6- 12 was shown at the Lianzhou Festival, China.
2004-2007 Taught three workshops at the MAZ Institute in Lucerne.
2006 Taught at the World Press Photo Masterclass.
2008-2014 Co-director of the global Through Positive Eyes project, working with groups of HIV positive people who photograph their own lives: www.throughpositveeyes.org.
2009-2011 Photographer in Residence at Kingsmead Primary School, where I led two major collaborative teaching projects: Kingsmead Eyes and Kingsmead Eyes Speak: www.kingsmeadeyesspeak.org.
2012 Taught a workshop at the ICP School in New York.
2013 Taught a workshop at Wits Art School in Johannesburg.