James Oatway

Membership Number: SAF02600

Contact Details

Province:Gauteng (South)

Profession Details

Media:Consumer Magazines, Newspapers, Social Media
Speciality:Environment, News, Travel
Profession:Photojournalist, Trainer/Lecturer, Writer


James Oatway is an independent South African photographer. 

The former Chief Photographer of the Sunday Times newspaper, he recently quit to pursue his dreams as a freelancer. 

He has covered many important stories in South Africa and abroad, but has a special interest in telling under reported stories in Africa.

In 2015, he was on the judging panel for the News Division of the 72nd Pictures of the Year International (PoYI) Awards at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

On 18 April 2015, he photographed a fatal attack by South African men on Mozambican migrant Emmanuel Sithole. The images of the attack sparked outrage and made international headlines.

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