Truth And Lies

Stories From The Truth And Reconcilliation Commission In South Africa

Jillian Edelstein

Published: 25 October 2001
Paperback, Other
200x250mm, 196 pages
ISBN: 9781862074460


The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established to investigate more than thirty years of human rights violations under apartheid. Jillian Edelstein returned to her native South Africa to photograph the work of this committee and was present at some of the most important hearings, including that of Winnie Mandela. In Truth and Lies, portraits of those who testified are accompanied by their stories. The result is a powerful and moving record of the atrocities committed under apartheid and the fight to make the truth known.

About the author

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Jillian Edelstein's photographs have been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery and the Photographer's Gallery, London; in France at the International Festival, Arles and the International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, where she won the Visa d'Or in 1997; and at the Bensusan Museum, Johannesburg. Her portraits have been published in many periodicals including the New York Times Magazine, the Sunday Times Magazine, National Geographic and the New Yorker. More about the author

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