"The Complete Worker" exhibition launches in September

The Wits History Workshop, SWOP, FES and the Apartheid Museum, invite you to the launch of an exhibition of photographs by William Matlala: The complete worker: everyday lives and struggles of black workers, 1983-2018

Matlala began taking photographs in the 1980s, while working in a factory in Wadeville, focusing on the everyday lives of his fellow workers. He subsequently became employed as a photographer for COSATU, recording workers' lives, tracing their movement from union meetings to work and into their homes in the townships, hostels and compounds with a remarkable degree of insider access. As such his photographs form a valuable and unique record in the archives of South African photography. The exhibition is curated by Sally Gaule.

The exhibition will run at the Apartheid Museum from 2 September - 20 October 2018.

Join us for the launch of the exhibition:

Date: 1 September 2018

Time: 14:30 for 15:00

Venue: Apartheid Museum, Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Road, Johannesburg

(Please RSVP to Antonette.Gouws@wits.ac.za by 29 August for the launch)


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