Ras al-Hadd near Sur, Oman. 2004. by Ian Berry.
Specifications of Ras al-Hadd near Sur, Oman. 2004.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Ian Berry
In a sealed protective envelope
*Please note that the glossiness of the envelope might have caused some glare in the pictures
Statement from Ian Berry on the back of print Ras al-Hadd near Sur, Oman. 2004.
“While travelling through Oman, I came across this fort near Sur. Always on the lookout for the unexpected, I spotted these children playing with kites fashioned from plastic shopping bags. As happens maybe once a year, all the elements – kids, kites, bike, goats, even the telegraph wires – slotted together to make the shape and capture a joyous moment.”
So, Ian Berry was born in Lancashire, England. He made his reputation in South Africa, where he worked for the Daily Mail and later for Drum magazine. He was the only photographer to document the massacre at Sharpeville in 1960, and his photographs were used in the trial to prove the victims’ innocence.
After that, Henri Cartier-Bresson invited Ian Berry to join Magnum in 1962 when he was based in Paris. Berry moved to London in 1964 to become the first contract photographer for the Observer Magazine. Since then assignments have taken him around the world: he has documented Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia; conflicts in Israel, Ireland, Vietnam and the Congo; famine in Ethiopia; apartheid in South Africa.
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