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Tracey Derrick Photographer
A full-time portrait and documentary photographer since 1991, Tracey’s projects are primarily concerned with social and community issues.
Some of the people that she has become involved with and photographed are the Zionist Christian church, the Namibian Himba, Sangomas in Khayelitsha, refugees from Africa in Cape Town, Cape Town sex workers, animal cruelty with the S.P.C.A., farm workers in the Swartland, and women prisoners in Malmesbury.
Alongside her photography she has continually taught and conducted photography workshops, sometimes empowering her subjects to take their own photographs.
She has also written numerous adult education books and a book on alternative religions in South Africa for schools.
She has participated extensively in exhibitions both locally and internationally. Some of her international shows include, Colours in Berlin and Stuttgart 1996, Mois de la Photo Biennale in Paris 1999. Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine in Bamako 2001, FNAC in Paris 2002 and Brazil in 2003. The show Afrika Remix, 2004 – 2007, and in 2010 ‘A useful dream’ in Brussels, celebrating 50 years of African photography.
Her work has also been included in Blink, a book showcasing 100 contemporary photographers worldwide. Iziko South African National Gallery purchased a print for their permanent collection in 2005.