Thys Dullaart

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Dullaart completed his National Diploma in Journalism at Pretoria Technikon and did two years of a fine arts degree at UNISA and two years of his National Diploma in Photography at Pretoria Technikon. He was a lecturer at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg during 1995 and 1996.

In 1999 Dullaart set out to document the state of negligence by the families of South African elderly people and has sustained a solid personal interest in their situation, resulting in a delicate work in progress on the life of pensioners in old age homes. 

He is Johannesburg based and has been a photographer for The Star newspaper for the last nine years. He covered the aftermath of the floods in Mozambique in October 2000. Dullaart joined South Photographs in 2001.


Various Group shows including "The Star Portraits", Johannesburg 1997.

"World Press" Daily Life Picture Stories, 1998

"State of the Nation's Children" for the Presidents Office, Pretoria, 2000.


1995 Runner up in Documentary Photography - Fuji Profoto Awards - Township Boxing

1995/96Runner up Picture Story - Fuji Press Awards - Ballroom Dancing

1997 Abdull Sharif Award for Humanitarian Photography

Runner up Feature Category - Fuji Press Awards

World Press Award - Daily Life Picture Stories


The Star, Unesco Magazine, Leica International Magazine, Volkskrant - Netherlands, Sunday Independent, World Online Photo Gallery, Guardian (UK), Independent on Sunday (UK) Washington Post.

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

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