Dale Yudelman

Born in Johannesburg, and inspired by creative parents, Dale Yudelman (1958 - ) began photographing at a young age under the tutelage of his father. His career in photography has led him through two eras of South African history and across several continents. He was barely out of his teens in 1979 when he began working as a staff photographer for The Star Newspaper. In 1986 he moved to London and then Los Angeles, working freelance for various newspapers and magazines - returning to a newly democratic South Africa in 1996. Yudelman’s work is a consequence of a studied eye, brokered over forty years of incessant image-making, creating an authentic and evocative account of recent times. He has been awarded both in South Africa and abroad, including the inaugural Ernest Cole Award - the country’s most prestigious prize for social documentary photography. Yudelman has exhibited extensively, and his photographs have also found a home in numerous corporate and public collections.