George will talk about his life as a photographer and show some slides of his work!
George Hallett has been described as a humanist photographer. He worked in Europe for three decades photographing the positive aspects of people’s lives, teaching photography, working for The Times Educational Supplement in London, and designing book covers for the Heinemann African Writers series.
His first exhibition with South African artists Gerard Sekoto and Louis Maurice was held in Paris in 1971. This was followed by an exhibition in the Weste Kerk in Amsterdam organized by The World Council of Churches.
George and his photography has always had pride of place in the life of the District Six Museum. In many ways his photography has come to symbolise the documentary work of the museum in remembering a tragic part of Cape Town’s past – capturing the often beautiful resilient spirit of the time.
Thursday 25 June 2015
18h00 – 20h00
- Snoek curry OR dahl curry with rice
- Boeber OR sweet potato pudding with custard
- A welcome drink and samoosas on arrival
- Coffee, tea and koesisters to round off your meal
***DATES WILL BE SERVED TO THOSE WHO NEED TO BREAK THEIR FAST AT IFTAR, 17H49
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL: Please call Zahra on 021 4667200 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
DISTRICT SIX MUSEUM HOMECOMING CENTRE
15 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
From Wits University Press
When, in February 1966, the National Party government announced that District Six was to be razed to the ground in order to make space for a new ‘white area’, the poet James Matthews suggested to George Hallett and Clarence Coulson that they photograph the area before the bulldozers came in. As young students of photography they produced an intimate portrait of District Six under the guidance of Peter Clarke and Sakkie Misbach, who also provided Hallett with film for the project.
District Six Revisited is set to become the definitive collection of photographs of this vibrant suburb, whose destruction became a symbol of the cruelty and inhumanity suffered by the people of this country. It attempts to reconstruct the spirit of the place from important historic photographs, some of which are published here for the first time.
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