Cedric Nunn

Names: Nunn, Cedric

Born: 22 December 1957, Nongoma, Natal, South Africa

In summary: Self taught photographer, filmmaker

Cedric Nunn was born in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal on 22 December 1957. His extended family is part on the Nunn Settlement. He attended the Little Flower School in Ixopo KwaZulu-Natal and continued his schooling until standard eight (Grade 10).  After leaving high school he worked at Huletts Sugar Mill from 1974 until 1981. During 1982 he moved to Johannesburg and then went abroad in 1983. Together with Paul Weinberg, Peter Mackenzie and Omar Badsha he co-founded the progressive photographic collective, Afrapix, and set up an Afrapix agency in Durban.



Funeral of two youths abducted and

killed during political violence in

Kwa-Zulu-Natal, Mphophomeni,

Howick, 1987.

Source: Cedric Nunn Photography

[Online] Available at:

www.cedricnunn.co.za

Nunn was a one of the prominent photographers documenting the resistance against apartheid in the 1980s. In 1994 he was part of a team of photographers documenting South Africa’s first democratic election for the Independent Electoral Commission.

From 1998 to 2000 he served as director of the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg. He teaches and mentors local and foreign photography students, and serves on the board of the Bensusan Museum of Photography in Johannesburg. He has also taught at the Wits University School of the Arts, New York University Tisch School of Arts exchange programme and The School for International Training.

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References

  • Godby, Michael & Weinberg, Paul. 2008. Then & Now: Eight South African photographers. Johannesburg: Highveld Press
  • Cedric Nunn Photography [Online] Available at: www.cedricnunn.co.za (Accessed: 1 February 2010)
  • Hayes, Patricia. 2008. Power, Secrecy, Proximity: A History of South African Photography. In Jenny Altschuler (ed.) The 4th Cape Town Month of Photography: Emergence & Emergency. Cape Town: The South African Centre for Photography.