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Guy Tillim with Adam Hochschild, Conversation, 31 July 2011 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 31, 2011.

Guy Tillim was born in Johannesburg in 1962. He started photographing professionally in 1986 and joined Afrapix, a collective of South African photographers with whom he worked closely until 1990. His work as a freelance photographer in South Africa for the local and foreign media included positions with Reuters between 1986 and 1988, and with Agence France Presse in 1993 and 1994. Tillim has received many awards for his work, including the Prix SCAM (Société Civile des Auteurs Multimedia), Roger Pic in 2002, the Higashikawa Overseas Photographer Award (Japan) in 2003, and the 2004 DaimlerChrysler Award for South African Photography.

In 2005 he won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for his Jo’burg series. He has exhibited extensively around the globe, including shows in Rome, Brazil, Austria, Germany, and his native Johannesburg. Twenty-five of his pieces from the Avenue Patrice Lumumba project will be on display at the Lannan Foundation Gallery from July 23rd until September 4th, 2011.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Adam Hochschild. The companion Reading episode may be found here.

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Guy Tillim with Adam Hochschild, Talk, 31 July 2011 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 31, 2011.

Guy Tillim was born in Johannesburg in 1962. He started photographing professionally in 1986 and joined Afrapix, a collective of South African photographers with whom he worked closely until 1990. His work as a freelance photographer in South Africa for the local and foreign media included positions with Reuters between 1986 and 1988, and with Agence France Presse in 1993 and 1994. Tillim has received many awards for his work, including the Prix SCAM (Société Civile des Auteurs Multimedia), Roger Pic in 2002, the Higashikawa Overseas Photographer Award (Japan) in 2003, and the 2004 DaimlerChrysler Award for South African Photography.

In 2005 he won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for his Jo’burg series. He has exhibited extensively around the globe, including shows in Rome, Brazil, Austria, Germany, and his native Johannesburg. Twenty-five of his pieces from the Avenue Patrice Lumumba project will be on display at the Lannan Foundation Gallery from July 23rd until September 4th, 2011.

In this episode he is introduced by Adam Hochschild and then shows and talks about his work. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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Nadine Gordimer with Steve Wasserman, Conversation, 3 December 2003 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 3, 2003.

Nadine Gordimer was born in and has lived all her life in South Africa, drawing inspiration for her novels and short stories from what she calls “the tragedy of [her] own particular place.” Gordimer studies master-servant relations characteristic of South African life, spiritual and sexual paranoias of colonialism, and the shallow liberalism of the privileged white class. Gordimer’s novel The Pickup, published in 2002, depicts the challenges of a relationship between the daughter of a wealthy investment banker and an Arab auto mechanic who is an illegal immigrant. A winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991, she has received numerous honorary degrees from universities all over the world. Gordimer read from her new book of short stories, Loot and Other Stories.

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Nadine Gordimer, Reading, 3 December 2003 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 3, 2003.

Nadine Gordimer was born in and has lived all her life in South Africa, drawing inspiration for her novels and short stories from what she calls “the tragedy of [her] own particular place.” Gordimer studies master-servant relations characteristic of South African life, spiritual and sexual paranoias of colonialism, and the shallow liberalism of the privileged white class. Gordimer’s novel The Pickup, published in 2002, depicts the challenges of a relationship between the daughter of a wealthy investment banker and an Arab auto mechanic who is an illegal immigrant. A winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991, she has received numerous honorary degrees from universities all over the world. Gordimer read from her new book of short stories, Loot and Other Stories.

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Breyten Breytenbach with Lawrence Weschler, 18 November 2009 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 18, 2009.

“In dancing with the enemy one follows his steps even if counting under one’s breath.”
A native of South Africa, Breyten Breytenbach is a distinguished painter, activist, and prolific writer, and is widely recognized as the finest living Afrikaner poet. A staunch opponent of apartheid, he was a political prisoner in South Africa, serving solitary confinement from 1975 to 1982. While incarcerated, Breytenbach wrote ‘n Seisoen in die Paradys (A Season in Paradise). Other prison writings were published as Mouroir: Bespieelende notas van ‘n roman (Mouroir: Mirrornotes of a Novel) in 1983 followed by The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist. His latest book, All One Horse, is a haunting journey through Breytenbach’s kaleidoscopic imagination, combining philosophical and lyrical prose pieces with his surreal paintings. The title is a nod to Chuang Tzu, and the writings are infused with glimmers of Eastern thought. His article “Obamandela” appeared in Harper’s earlier this year. Today Professor Breytenbach is a Global Distinguished Professor of creative writing at New York University.

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