Through the Lens: Ian Berry on Photographing Some of South Africa’s Historic Photos

For the first episode of the BBC Culture video series Through the Lens, photojournalist Ian Berry talks about witnessing and photographing a defining moment in South African history.

On March 21 1960, Magnum photographer Ian Berry was present to cover the Sharpeville massacre, which turned out to be a pivotal point in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement. The British photojournalist recalls the event in the first episode of BBC Culture’s Through the Lens, and talks about the photos he took during the event, as well as in the four decades that followed as he lived with apartheid.

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