About Cedric Nunn

'I am committed through my photographs, to contributing to societal change that will leave a positive legacy for the children of Africa'.

Born in 1957 in Nongoma, KwaZulu, and raised in Hluhluwe, Mangete and Baynesfield. I began photography in Durban in the early eighties, my initial impetus being to document the realities of apartheid that I thought were being ignored by the mainstream media. I soon moved to Johannesburg and joined the Afrapix collective and agency. Working largely with NGO’s, my focus throughout has been on documenting social change, and in particular rural issues. I continued to work independently after the demise of Afrapix in the early ‘90’s.

Extensive work experience was gained in media such as newspapers, wire agencies, magazines, public relation companies through to corporate. Throughout my career I have exhibited extensively, both locally and abroad.

Conducting photography education projects, from workshops for the churches and the labour unions, to being the director of the Market Photography Workshop as well as mentoring and supervising Market Photography students as well as teaching in the Wits University School of the Arts, New York University Tisch School of the Arts exchange programme and The School for International Training, have also been a consistent feature of my career.

As a contribution to the professionalism of the industry of photography I have been on the national executive of the Professional Photographers of Southern Africa, a body representing photographers.
I have been both judge and convener of the Fuji Press Photo Awards and judge on the Vodacom Awards.

My company, Endaweni Photographic cc. is a sole directorship, 100% BEE compliant, and employs staff when and where it needs too, engaging in the following areas.

  • Photographic commissions and assignments locally and abroad

  • Self assigned photographic projects

  • Self generated and commissioned exhibitions

  • Commissioned exhibitions

  • Fine art and archival photographs

  • Photographic workshops and education

  • A digital photographic archive with +3000 images from the 1980's onwards

  • The production of 'pop art' posters and T shirts as well as collaborative poster and media projects.

Exhibitions

  • 2009 In Camera. Wits University, Johannesburg. Solo.

  • 2007 Then and Now. Rhodes University, Durban Art Gallery. Group.

  • 2005 Blood Relatives. Constitution Hill, Johannesburg. Solo.

  • 2004. 'Fatherhood Project' MuseumAfrica.

  • 'Children of Democracy' McGregor Museum in Kimberley.

  • 2003. Youth on the Move. Parliament, Cape Town.

  • Johannesburg Alive. Bogota, Columbia.

  • Bamako. Maison's Descartes. Amsterdam Photography Biennale. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • 2002. Group Portraits, Nine South African Families. Tropen Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • 2000. Every Child Is My Child. African Window Museum. Pretoria. Group.

  • 2000. Capitals. Espace Matisse, Lille. France. Group.

  • 2000. Living In A Strange Land. Parliament, Cape Town. Group.

  • 2000. Emotions and Relations. Sandton Civic Gallery. Group.

  • 1999. Democracies Images. Johannesburg Art Gallery. Group.

  • 1999. Lines of Sight. The South African National Gallery. Cape Town. South Africa. Curated the exhibition "Photographs Denied"

  • 1999. Workers. The Workers Library & Museum. Johannesburg. South Africa. Group.

  • 1998. 3rd Festival of African Photography. Bamako, Mali. Group.

  • 1998. Democracy's Images. Bildmuseet. Umea, Sweden. Group.

  • 1998. National Development Agency. Workers Library. Johannesburg. South Africa.Group.

  • 1997. Malhawu, Macufe Arts Festival. Bloemfontein. South Africa. Solo.

  • 1997. NGO Coalition. Johannesburg. Group.

  • 1997. Blood Relatives. Playhouse, Durban. South Africa. Solo.

  • 1997. South African National Gallery Contemporary Collection. Cape Town. South Africa. Group.

  • 1996. Colours. Berlin. Germany. Group.

  • 1995. The Hidden Years. KwaMuhle Museum. Durban. South Africa. Solo.

  • 1995. Black Looks, White Myths. 1st Johannesburg Biennale. South Africa. Group.

  • 1994. This Land is Our Land. Bloemfontein. South Africa. Group.

  • 1990. Zabalaza, London, United Kingdom. Group.

  • 1989. Culture for Another South Africa, Amsterdam, Holland. Group.

  • 1989. Health, South Africa & Germany. Group.

  • 1989. Beyond the Barricades. Market Photography Gallery. South Africa. Group.

  • 1988. Ten Years of Staffrider. Market Photography Gallery. South Africa. Group.

  • 1988. Children. Johannesburg. South Africa. Group.

  • 1987. History Workshop. Wits University. Johannesburg. South Africa. Group.

  • 1987. Stop the Killings. University of Durban Westville. South Africa. Solo.

  • 1985. South Africa - The Cordoned Heart, USA & South Africa. Group.

  • 1984. Women at Work, Johannesburg. South Africa. Group.

  • 1984. Bosmont. Johannesburg. South Africa. Solo.

  • 1983. Nicht Wir Uns Trennen, Germany. Group.

Clients

  • ABSA Bank

  • Amnesty International

  • Artists for a New South Africa

  • Beyond Awareness AIDS Media Campaign

  • Biowatch SA

  • CANSA

  • Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation

  • Cheadle, Thompson and Haysom

  • Christian Aid

  • Crises in Zimbabwe

  • Curriculum Development Project

  • De Beers

  • Department of Health

  • Department of Labour

  • Department of Public Works

  • Directorate for AIDS and Communicable Diseases

  • Ditsela

  • Duke University

  • Ford Foundation

  • Gauteng Department of Housing

  • Generations

  • Heritage Agency

  • Independent Electoral Commission

  • Intersite

  • iSimangaliso Parks

  • Jazz Times

  • Johannesburg City

  • Johannesburg Housing Company

  • Luthuli Museums

  • Macmillan Publishers

  • Maskew Millier Publishers

  • Media Line

  • MOTT Foundation

  • MTN

  • National Development Agency

  • Nedlac

  • Nordic Council of Ministers

  • Ochre Media

  • Oxfam Australia

  • PetroSA

  • Presidents Office

  • Radio Metro

  • Safer Africa

  • SAQA

  • Sentech

  • Shanduka Holdings

  • Siemens

  • Simeka TWS Communications

  • South African Broadcasting Corporation

  • South African Development Bank

  • Soul Buddyz

  • Spin Media

  • Sunday Independent

  • Steers

  • Study SA

  • Talk To Me Communications

  • Transnet

  • Trialogue

  • Ukhozi FM

  • Vodacom

  • Witwatersrand School of the Arts

  • Witwatersrand School of Human and Community Development

  • 8inkmedia