Oral history interview with Omar Badsha, 1999


Badsha, Omar (Interviewee)
Clark, Mary Marshall (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Omar Badsha, 1999
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Omar Badsha : oral history, 1999
(b. 1945) Photography career: influence of family; use of photography in the South African liberation movement to educate and mobilize people, stimulate debate; involvement with trade unions early 1970s: documenting work injuries and history of movement through photographs; struggle against government restrictions on photography: use of progressive, church and trade union publications, smuggling of photographs outside South Africa, traveling exhibitions; establishment of Afrapix and Afrascope: progressive young photographers and filmmakers, black and white, documenting South Africa; growing anti-apartheid movement; participant in the Carnegie Corporation of New York's [Carnegie] Second Carnegie Inquiry into Poverty and Development in Southern Africa; themes of photographs for Carnegie project: stereotypes, links between poverty and apartheid, mine and factory workers; emerging South African women's movement in early 1980s; photographic exhibition book for Carnegie project, South Africa: The Cordoned Heart
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Photographers--South Africa; Documentary photography--South Africa; Labor movement--History--20th century.--South Africa; Labor unions--History--20th century.--South Africa; Anti-apartheid movements--South Africa; Feminism--South Africa; Badsha, Omar; Afrapix; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Carnegie Inquiry into Poverty and Development in Southern Africa Cape Town, South Africa). 1984 : (2nd; South Africa, the cordoned heart
oral histories
Physical Description
28 pages
Note (Biographical)
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010
Interviewed by Mary Marshall Clark, Aug. 7, 1999
Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit
Note (Provenance)
Gift of Omar Badsha
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
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