S.African photographer who depicted apartheid dies

| Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, 5:32 p.m.

Alfred Kumalo

JOHANNESBURG — 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 the country had lost a “rare and significant talent that was pivotal in raising social consciousness and exposing the brutality of the apartheid administration.”

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.

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki called him “one of South Africa's eminent historians.”

— From wire reports

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