Ernest Cole

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"Finding the unmarked trains designated for blacks involved guesswork. Pas- sengers had to jump across tracks, and some were killed by express trains." - Photograph by Ernest Cole Johannesburg Art Gallery, David Goldblatt, The Jackson Five, American Photo, Black Families, My Black Is Beautiful, African American History, Film Stills, Black History

Ernest Cole: South African photojournalist who exposed the daily evils of apartheid

photos courtesy © the Ernest Cole Family Trust The Hasselblad Foundation Collection “He wasn’t just brave. He wasn’t just enterprising. He was a supremely fine photographer" David Goldblatt on Ernest Cole. The harrowing and evocative photos of Ernest Cole have been among the most viewed posts on this blog (see here and here). Cole was the first photojournalist to expose the daily reality of the horrors of life for black South Africans living under apartheid in the 1950's and 1960's. His…

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Ernest Cole: Photography for world change

Nowadays most people can take a decent photo. You simply need a good camera and be at the right time and place. That's why it makes such an impact when you discover someone who uses photography as a powerful tool hoping to change the world. South-African Ernest Cole(1940-1990) made it his life mission to teach the world about the horrifying truth of Apartheid. Ernest Cole grew up in Pretoria, the son of a tailor and maid. A relative gave him an old camera to make money out of taking…

Ernest Cole photographie de L’apartheid.

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Remembering Ernest Cole: The photographer, his camera and his cause When one attempts recollecting events of the apartheid, Ernest Cole comes to mind. Ernest, Apartheid, Social Change, African History, Street Photo, Journalism, Art Gallery, Photos, Beginning Sounds
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Ernest Cole photographie de L’apartheid. | Mode Bulb

Ernest Cole a été avec Peter Magubane l’un des premiers photo-journalistes sud-africain noir. Né en 1940, après une éducation entravée par les premières lois d’Apartheid, il exerce divers petits boulots avant de devenir assistant d’un photographe chinois. Peu à peu, il apprend le métier et collabore alors à Zonk etDrum magazines destinés aux populations noires. Engagé, il entreprend...

Showing at Grey Art Gallery. One of South Africa’s first black photojournalists, Ernest Cole created powerful, devastating.


by Ernest Cole From House of Bondage, on Apartheid South Africa, published 1967. “ No known caption. This photograph may have been shot in Mamelodi.” [x]

Ernest Cole After processing they wait at railroad station for transportation to mine. Identity tag on wrist shows shipment of labour to which man is assigned Gelatin silver print

Ernest Cole. 60's

Ernest Cole South Africa Every African must show his pass before being allowed to go about his business. Sometimes check broadens into search of a man’s person and belongings Gelatin silver print David Goldblatt, Dr Marcus, African Babies, San Francisco Museums, Photo Report, Documentary Photography, African History, Museum Of Modern Art, Military History
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Every African must show his pass before being allowed to go about his business. Sometimes check broadens into search of a man’s person and belongings. South Africa. Ph: Ernest Cole. 1960s. Black...

ERNEST COLE::: South African apartheid: During group medical examination the nude men are herded through a string of doctors’ offices. [Caption from House of Bondage]. Photograph by Ernest Cole (South African photojournalist). Popular Photography, History Of Photography, African History, African Art, David Goldblatt, Ernest, Medical Examination, American Photo, Picture Editor
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Handcuffed man. House of Bondage- Ernest Cole.