1978 Photo Contest, World Press Photo of the Year

Leslie Hammond

The Argus

01 August, 1977

South Africa. Police throw tear gas at a group of chanting Modderdam squatter camp residents protesting against the demolition of their homes outside Cape Town.

About the photographer

Leslie Hammond

After leaving The South African College School in Cape Town, Leslie Hammond worked as an advertisement illustrator in a commercial art studio for three years. During his nine-mon...

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