Greg Marinovich

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Greg Marinovich in 2011

Greg Sebastian Marinovich (born 8 December 1962)[1] is a South African photojournalist, filmmaker, photo editor, and member of the Bang-Bang Club. He co-authored the book The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War, which details South Africa's transition to democracy.

He also authored the book "Murder at Small Koppie: the real story of the Marikana Massacre", an investigative account of the events leading up to South African Police killing 34 miners, who were striking in South Africa on 16 August 2012.[2]

In the 1990s, Marinovich worked as the chief photographer for the Associated Press in Israel/Palestine.[3] He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography in 1991 for his coverage of African National Congress supporters brutally murdering a man they believed to be an Inkatha spy.[4] He has also received a Leica Award and a Visa d'Or. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2013-2014.

He currently teaches visual journalism at Boston University and gives lectures and workshops on human rights, justice, and storytelling.


  1. ^ Heinz Dietrich Fischer; Erika J. Fischer (1962-12-08). "Press Photography Awards, 1942-1998: From Joe Rosenthal and Horst Faas to ...". p. 221. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  2. ^ "Presenting Murder at Small Koppie: The Real Story of The Marikana Massacre by Greg Marinovich". Penguin SA @ Books LIVE. Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  3. ^ Marinovich and Silva, 210
  4. ^ Marinovich and Silva, 36

Further reading[edit]

  • Marinovich, Greg and Joao Silva. The Bang-Bang Club. Basic Books: United States of America, 2000.

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