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50 Portraits – Johannesburg & Pretoria



50 Portraits – Johannesburg, Pretoria is a great coffee table book. This book includes images of 50 iconic cities and of the surrounding area. Within the book is a map of each image location.

50 Portraits – Johannesburg, Pretoria will be great memory ‘bank’ of your visit to the City of Gold.

  •  50 Portraits – Johannesburg
  •  50 Portraits of JHB and PTA
  •  johannesburg
  •  Photographic Portraits
  •  Photography
  •  Pretoria
  •  Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
  •  Austin Roberts Memorial Bird Sanctuary
  •  Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
  •  Burgers Park
  •  Centurion Crickets Stadium
  •  Church Square
  •  The old Fart Constitution Hill
  •  Constitutional Court Braamfontein
  •  Cradle of Humankind
  •  Credo Mutwa Cultural Village
  •  Cullinan
  •  Diamond Building Diagonal Street
  •  Ditsong National Museumof Natural History
  •  Emperors Palace Kempton Park
  •  Faerie Glen Nature Reserve
  •  Freedom Park
  •  The Gautrain
  •  Gold Reef City
  •  Hartbeespoort Dam
  •  Irene Concentration Camp Cemetery & Memorial Irene
  •  June 16 Memorial Acre
  •  Liliesleaf Farm
  •  Loftus Versfeld Sports Stadium
  •  Maboneng Precinct Fox & Kruger Streets
  •  Nelson Mandela Bridge
  •  Newtown
  •  Braamfontein
  •  Madela Family Museum
  •  Nelson Madela Square
  •  Market Theatre Complex
  •  Montecasino Complex
  •  Museum Africa
  •  Newtown Cultural Precinct
  •  Nirox Sculpture Cradle of Humankind
  •  Nizamiye Turkish Masjid Midrand
  •  Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve
  •  Satyagraha House
  •  Soccer City
  •  Soweto Cooling Towers
  •  St John’s College Houghton
  •  State Theatre
  •  Telkom Tower Hillbrow
  •  Turbine Hall Newtown
  •  Union Building
  •  UNISA
  •  Voortrekker Monument
  •  Walter Sisulu Square Kliptown
  •  Wanderers Stadium
  •  Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff
  •  University of the Witwatersrand
  •  Johannesburg Zoo
  •  Zoo Lake

Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Size:210 x 297mm (landscape)


About the photographer/author:

Peter Primich

After leaving school, he studied industrial design at the Wits Technikon. To his delight, one of their subjects was photography. They had a great lecturer, Tim Hodgeson, who inspired him to such an extent that he seriously thought of leaving design to study photography. But he knew his parents would not be happy – finish what you start, was their response. He remembers waiting for his family to go to sleep so that he could develop black-and-white prints for college projects in their bathroom. He was fortunate to have some of these photographs published on the covers of photographic magazines. He was called up by the army to do his national service in 1983.

After finishing basic training, he managed to get a post with Paratus, the South African Defence Force’s magazine. He worked there as a photographer covering a range of subjects, from parades and sporting events to portraits of officers. He was even sent with a journalist friend to cover Cyclone Domoina, the disaster that hit Swaziland in 1984. The army was assisting the Swazi people with food, shelter and rebuilding damaged infrastructure, and he experienced flying in a Puma helicopter with a Swazi general, distributing tents and food. During the last six months of his national service, he created adverts for the army’s SADFI stores.

Here he conceptualised the adverts, took the photographs and supervised the printing of them. Once he started working as a designer, he continued with photography, mainly in a work-related capacity. This included visual audits and product photography. The arrival of digital photography set him on a massive learning curve. He felt that every aspect of photography had to be approached differently and that he needed to learn more. Through this relearning process, his love of capturing images has been renewed. Being a designer has definitely influenced the way he approach photography, in the way in which he compose images while trying to tell a story through them.

His favourite quote is one from Ansel Adams – “You don’t take a photograph, you make it”.



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