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Larry
Bentley
Larry.Bentley
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Eshowe
Editor, Journalist, Photographer
Consumer Magazines, Newspapers
Environment, Sports, Travel, Wildlife

Since 2003, Zululand Pix (Larry Bentley) has been clicking away capturing events and news in Zululand, and beyond, through his camera lens.
Based in Eshowe in Zululand (northern KwaZulu-Natal), I edited two publications in the Zululand Observer Publications stable from February 2003 until May 2020.
The first was an English / isiZulu a free-sheet newspaper serving the inland areas for Zululand from Gingindlovu to Hlabisa (including Eshowe, Nkandla, Melmoth, Ulundi and Nongoma).
The second, a monthly agriculture / conservation free-sheet distributed seperately and later as an insert in the Zululand Observer.
I was also responsible for sourcing the content for these publications through personal contact and attending functions. 
Besides writing content, I also specialise in event (all sports, music and festivals) and nature photography.
The slogan for Zululand Pix is "Keeping you in the picture" and this is exactly what I try to achieve through photography.
As a journalist with the Zululand Observer, I won the Caxton Sports Photographer of the Year award in 2005 and many Certificates of Merits in the human interest, hard news, potrait and sport photography categories in the annual Caxton Excellence Awards.
I was also a successul entrant in the now-defunct Sanlam Media Awards with many Certificates of Merit awards.
I was named a Paul Harris Fellowship by the Pietermaritzburg Azalea Rotary Club in 1995 and was awarded the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Environmental Journalist of the Year in 2013.
The Lion Club of Eshowe also awarded me their community service award in 2000.
I was a member of the Professional Photographers of South Africa (PPSA) and then the South African Professional Photographers (SAPP) until the organisation's merger with the SA Freelancers' Association in May 2020.

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