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Title: A documentary investigation of the Imvunge group of street photographers in Durban with specific reference to the develpment of photographic and business skills (1999-2009)
Authors: Khubisa, Mandla Bheka Moses
Issue Date: 17-Aug-2012
Abstract: The aim of this research is to document and evaluate the Imvunge group of street
photographers in Durban with specific reference to the development of
photographic and business skills from 1999 to 2009. This study will focus on a
discussion of how members of the Imvunge group started their photographic
careers as street photographers and how, through participating in projects and
workshops, they developed their photographic skills and became professional
photographers. This will include an investigation of both photographic skills such
as image capturing, lighting techniques, image presentation and visual literacy; as
well as business skills such as basic accounting and marketing.
Chapter One provides an account of the history of photographic techniques and
street photography in Europe, Africa, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal and Durban
in order to provide a context to the formation of the Imvunge group of
photographers.
Chapter Two provides an historical background of the candidate’s work as a street
photographer in Durban from 1969 to 1989, before registering at Technikon Natal
for formal training in photography. It also discusses his life history from being a
young businessman, a lecturer, in order to provide information regarding the
business and photographic skills acquired and which he was able to impart to
street photographers.
Chapter Three documents the formation of the Imvunge Street Photographers’
group; the partnership between the Imvunge group and the Durban Art Gallery,
the Imvunge group’s exhibitions and projects, the history of selected members of
the Imvunge group and an analysis of their work to provide evidence of an
improvement in their photographic skills.
The conclusion will present findings from this research project and will include a
proposal for areas of research.
Description: Dissertation submitted in partial compliance with the requirements for the Master's Degree in Technology: Photography, Durban University of Technology, 2012.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10321/739
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