This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet this amazing man and hear him talk about his life and photographs. He turns 90 this month. He is travelling up from Durban as this is the first time a collection of his photographs has been published. It is an extraordinary book. Ranjith was employed by Jim Bailey at Drum magazine in the 1950’s and he became one of our most prolific, courageous and important photo journalists during a time of heavy government censorship. Many of his photographs are iconic. Several of them are on permanent display at the Nobel Collection including a photograph of Albert Luthuli standing in the window of his Spaza shop moments after hearing he had won the Nobel prize. We want to make this a memorable evening for Ranjith Kally. Prospero Bailey, Jim Bailey’s son, will be introducing him and we will be exhibiting many of his photographs at the launch. There will be music and delicious Indian food. Please do come and support him.We will be donating our portion of the book sales to him.
Date: 20 November 2014
Venue: The War Museum, Saxonwold