19 July-8 Jan 2012. A collection of photographs by South African photographer Bryan Heseltine (1923-2008) sheds light on the daily lives of South Africans who lived about 60 years ago through the regime of legal racial segregation known as apartheid.
Heseltine's images were taken predominantly in the late 1940s and early 1950s and provide a glimpse of life in a number of townships and areas around Cape Town such as Windermere, the Bo-Kaap, District Six, Langa and Nyanga.
Enforced by the National Party government of South Africa between 1948 and 1994, apartheid saw the curtailment of the rights of the majority 'non-white' inhabitants of South Africa, with continuous minority rule by whites.
Displayed in public for the first time since the photographs were taken, the exhibition is held in collaboration with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies of British Art and Birmingham City University.