a Social Documentary Photographer
Chris majored in Photography at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town. He joined Afrapix in the early 1980s and contributed to numerous anti-apartheid exhibitions and publications. He dedicated much of his time to documenting the ongoing struggles and strife in the township communities, and the formation and development of the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions and related organizations in the Cape.
Chris' famous photograph of Mandela delivering his first public speech at Grand Parade in Cape Town after his release has become an icon of the fall of apartheid.
Muslim children arriving for Madrassa, Hanover Park Township, Cape Town 1990