An assortment of black and white photographs from DRUM Magazine
Lot 54*
South African School (20th century) An assortment of black and white photographs from Drum Magazine 48.5 x 58.8cm (19 1/8 x 23 1/8in) and smaller unframed
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 10,232) inc. premium
Auction Details
An assortment of black and white photographs from DRUM Magazine    48.5 x 58.8cm (19 1/8 x 23 1/8in) and smaller unframed An assortment of black and white photographs from DRUM Magazine    48.5 x 58.8cm (19 1/8 x 23 1/8in) and smaller unframed An assortment of black and white photographs from DRUM Magazine An assortment of black and white photographs from DRUM Magazine An assortment of black and white photographs from DRUM Magazine
Lot Details
South African School (20th century)
An assortment of black and white photographs from Drum Magazine , including works by Jürgen Schadeberg, Alf Khumalo, Bob Gosani, Peter Magubane, Christian Gbagbo, Ranjith Kally, Ian Berry, and others
silver gelatin print
48.5 x 58.8cm (19 1/8 x 23 1/8in) and smaller
unframed
(28)

Footnotes

  • Drum magazine was started in 1951 and within a short time had gained recognition for its emphasis on life in the vibrant black townships during an era of tremendous social upheaval and change. The magazine was also notable for its documentation of the burgeoning jazz scene.

    Drum's history was particularly shaped by the photographer Jurgen Schadeberg, who had arrived in South Africa from Berlin in 1950 and became the magazine's Chief Photographer, Picture Editor and Art Director. He photographed some of South Africa's most pivotal moments and people in the 1950s, including the Defiance Campaign of 1952, the Treason Trial of 1958, the Sophiatown Removals, the funerals following the Sharpeville Massacre, Walter Sisulu and the young lawyer Nelson Mandela. During his time at Drum, Schadeberg also trained a generation of black photographers including Ernest Cole, Bob Gosani and Peter Magubane.

    "Drum was a different home; it did not have apartheid. There was no discrimination in the offices of Drum magazine. It was only when you left Drum and entered the world outside of the main door that you knew you were in apartheid land." (Peter Magubane)

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  • Dimensions should read 48 x 48cm; 40 x 60cm; and smaller
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