South African photographer who depicted apartheid dies
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The governing party says that Mr Alfred Kumalo, a distinguished South African photographer whose work chronicled the brutalities of apartheid, died of renal failure in a Johannesburg hospital on Sunday night. He was 82.
The African National Congress said on Monday that the country had lost a "rare and significant talent that was pivotal in raising social consciousness and exposing the brutality of the apartheid administration."
Mr Kumalo, whose work graces museum walls across South Africa, was perhaps best known for his memorable photos of Nelson and Winnie Mandela as a young couple, and the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory said the photographer's career "mirrored the rise in Mr Mandela's political career."
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki said Mr Kumalo's work made him "one of South Africa's eminent historians."