1977 Photo Contest, Feature Picture, 1st prize

Ernest Cox Jr.

Chicago Tribune

01 January, 1976

Life in Southern Africa: South African law requires blacks to carry a identification pass. 'The reverence book - bewysboek', allocates each black South African a tribal identity and, a residence permit, a monthly registration date and the address of his place of work, as well as details as to taxes paid and police record. In 1976, Chicago Tribune photographer Ernest Cox Jr. and two reporters, Clarence Page and James Yuenger, toured southern Africa to portray in words and images, what life is like for blacks and whites in that tense region. The Chicago Tribune published their reports in seven articles between 20 June and 17 July 1976.

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Ernest Cox Jr.

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