Hein du Plessis

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First name: 
Last name: 
du Plessis
Date of birth: 
13 February 1967
Location of birth: 
Bloemfontein, Free State Province, South Africa

Born on the 13th February 1967, Hein matriculated at Sentraal High School, Bloemfontein. He studied for a National Diploma in Photography at the Vaal Triangle Technikon, Vanderbijlpark from 1986-1989. In 1990-1991 he was self-employed and part time junior lecturer at the UFS before he started as a photographer at Die Volksblad until 1996. He is currently a photographer at the Corporate Relations Department of Technikon Free State whilst working on a number of personal documentary photographic projects. 


1993 Fuji Press Awards (One Judges Selection)

1998 Ilford Profoto Awards (Two Highly Commended)

2001 Technikon Free State Vice-Chancellors Medal -(Class Gold - Support Services)

Commonwealth Photographic Awards: (Regional winner for Africa)

Winner of the South African Picture Essay Documentary Awards (Two Essays in Finals)

2002 Fuji Press Awards (Highly Commended)


1999 Images of Elder Abuse

Facing AIDS

Legacy of Asbestos

2001 Into Full View (India's Workers)

Face to Face (Cancer and You)

Countries Exhibited: South Africa, Great Britain, Brazil, India, Canada, Argentina and Australia.

• Hein du Plessis [Online]. Available at: labournet.net [Accessed 02 march 2010]

Last updated : 28-Oct-2016

This article was produced by South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011

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