Everyone is trying to give there input and tell me how to do things when no one asked them. I understand they’re trying to be helpful but no one asked them. Wait until your asked for help or your opinion. Until then keep your trap shut.
|—||Kurt Vonnegut (via arabarabarab)|
Black History Month Magazines: Drum
Drum was a South African weekly magazine founded in 1951. In the 1950s and 60s it was an important chronicler of black political and social life, and Drum’s reporters covered many of the major anti-apartheid protests and events. They later branched out to publish East and West African editions. The longtime art director during this period was Jurgen Schadeberg, a German immigrant who was also the magazine’s main photographer.
Schadeberg produced and directed a documentary about Drum, called Have You Seen Drum Lately? You can see a 10-minute excerpt here.
Africa Media Online has a wonderful archive of Drum covers.
An exhibit of Drum photographs was on display last year at the ICP in New York City. The New York Times has a slideshow with some amazing images from that show.
There’s a good history of the early days of Drum here.
Drum is still published, although it’s a very different magazine these days. There’s a great book with covers and pages from Drum 1976-80 that features powerful photographs from the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
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