Curriculum Vitae

Since arriving in southern Africa in 1994, Oscar’s client base has included corporates, NGOs, Arts organisations, political and labour movements and parties, South African organisations from the South African Revenue Service to Constitution Hill, to name but a few. To give a selection of this experience,

Music projects

  • Eight years of photography for Cape Town International Jazz Festival
  • Official photographer for G8 Music Festival: Tribute to Nelson Mandela 2005 and Mandela 46664 concert in Johannesburg, 2008
  • Official photographer of Bassline Jazz Music Venue 1995-2000
  • Official photographer of The Orbit music venue since 2014

South African democracy and constitutional development

  • Official photographer for the Independent Electoral Commission: 2009 national elections
  • Featured in three books centred around living in Johannesburg for the City of Joburg between 2007 and 2014
  • Official photographer for Constitution Hill during the development of South Africa’s constitution
  • Official photographer for African National Congress, 1997

Gender programs and HIV / AIDS work including projects for 

  • Sonke Gender Justice Network
  • EngenderHealth
  • LoveLife TV
  • Born Free Media
  • Soul City TV
  • Khomanani campaign

Magazine assignments including shoots for

  • O Magazine
  • Blink Magazine
  • Kaya FM / Afropolitan Magazine

Commercial assignments including

  • Coca-Cola campaign involving work in Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Angola, Namibia
  • Mobil Oil Africa
  • Ogilvy Publications
  • Cut to Black Media
  • Johannesburg Development Agency Aerial photo of the city assignments between 2011 and 2015
  • Gautrain annual reports in 2014 and 2016
  • Regular photographer for Elements Media assignments since 2000
  • Transnet rebranding assignment in 2008

Various NGO projects for organisations including

  • Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA)
  • Ochre Media
  • Mott Foundation
  • Electoral Institute for Sustainable Development in Africa (EISA)
  • Sonke Gender Justice Network
  • The South African National NGO Coalition (SANGOCO)

Employment

  • Independent photographer for a diverse range of special projects in and around Southern Africa 1994 to present

  • Photojournalist for Honduras This Week (southern Africa)
    1994 – 1998

    • The first general elections in South Africa
    • The living and working conditions of Mozambique mineworkers in South Africa
    • The labour movement in South Africa
    • Mozambique’s first general elections after its independence from Portugal
    • Mozambican refugees in Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa
    • The return of the refugees to Mozambique
    • The UN role in distribution to the Africa refugees
    • Official Photographer of National Union of Mine Worker 1995 to 1998
  • Photographer for NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, RMS (Greenbelt, MD, USA)

1992 – 1994

  • Photographic assignments 
  • Archives reproduction and conservation of prints and negatives
  • Editing of satellite and ground photography
  • Supervision of quality controls 
  • Technical assistance for colour reproduction, and black & white processing
  • Rochester and Fall Church School Districts (VA & NY, USA)
    1990 – 1992

    • Teacher of Art, Photography and Spanish for grades 6-12
  • Photo Pronto (San Antonio, TX, USA)
    1985 –1988

    • Studio photographer
    • Quality control of custom prints
  • St. Mary’s University (San Antonio, TX, USA)
    1985-1988
    Sport Photographer
  • Data Point Corporation (computer manufacturer) (San Antonio, TX, USA)
    1984 – 1985

    • Quality control engineer: forecasted and implemented scrap and yield improvement programs based on product history and standards

Education

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY, USA)
    Bachelor in Fine Arts, majoring in photojournalism Aug 1988 – July 1990

    • Kodak internship in professional printing department (Winter 1989)
    • Visual workshop museum gallery installation internship (Winter 1990)
    • Photojournalism internship Israel (Summer 1990)
  • St. Mary’s University San Antonio, TX, USA
    International business AA 1986 – 1988
  • Michigan State University/LCC Lansing, MA, USA
    Labour Relations AA; Management AA 1979 – 1982
  • RCA/TCA Institute New York, NY, USA
    Electronic Circuits & Systems Programs AA 1977 – 1979
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