1992 Photo Contest, Spot News, Honorable mention

Ian Berry

Magnum Photos

01 August, 1991

At the funeral of white farmer Gerhard Koen, black farm workers are kept at a distance. Koen was allegedly shot by the security police at Ventersdorp, Norht West province, during riots when the ultra right wing Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB, Afrikaner Resistance Movement) and the South African police clashed for the first time in 43 years of Apartheid. The AWB tried to disrupt a speech by South Africa’s President De Klerk in Ventersdorp. During the rioting, four people were killed.

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Ian Berry

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