"The Complete Worker" exhibition launches in September

August 26, 2018

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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