Sam Nzima, Photographer of Iconic Protest Image, Passes Away

Sam Nzima, Photographer of Iconic Protest Image, Passes Away

Sam Nzima, Photographer of Iconic Protest Image, Passes Away

Nzima captured the picture of Mbuyisa Makhubu carrying Pieterson's body as he and Antoinette Sithole ran from the police, who were indiscriminately shooting at schoolchildren who were protesting in Soweto against the Bantu education system on June 16 1976.

Nzima died on Saturday, having retired back to Lillydale.

When Sam Nzima was growing up in his village of Lillydale in Bushbuckridge, he dreamt big and wanted to make a difference.

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It is really a sad time, particularly in the history of black consciousness and the history of 1976.
Nzima was put under house arrest after his Pieterson image was published around the world. "His camera captured the full brutality of apartheid oppression on the nation's psyche and history - from the Defiance Campaign through to forced removals and the Soweto student uprisings", Ramaphosa said in a statement issued by the Presidency.

Nzima initially regretted taking the photo due to the fact that it killed his photojournalism career. He approached The World and started freelancing for them before he took the iconic photo of the Soweto student uprisings in 1976.

Nzima's photo was named one of the 100 most influential photographs in history by Time Magazine in 2016. The government reacted with brutal force, killing hundreds of its citizens.

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The iconic photo can now be found at the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum in South Africa.

In 2011 Nzima was awarded South Africa's Order of Ikhamanga, which honors South Africans who excel in the arts, culture and journalism. "The seeds of worldwide opposition that would eventually topple the racist system had been planted by a photograph".

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