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Alexander Joe

Alexander Joe is a Zimbabwean-born photographer whose interest in photography began at the age of
19 when he was influenced by British fashion photographer David Bailey's work. But, as the war to end
white-minority rule in his home country escalated, Alexander's interest turned from fashion
photography towards documenting the political struggle of blacks in Rhodesia as Zimbabwe was then
known. His first camera was an instamatic 126mm. From taking pictures of his two young daughters, he
progressed to freelancing and tried to get a job as a trainee photographer with a daily paper, but was turned down due his color. Undaunted, he started doing freelance work for UPI and other international organizations. When the black townships became too dangerous for the white photographers on the local daily paper, he was offered a job as a staff photographer on the Rhodesia Herald. UWhile this was a break through, Alexander continued running into problems when he was covering white events. He
worked for the Herald until Zimbabwe's Independence in 1980. He then headed for London to try his luck in Fleet Street where he worked for the Times of London, The Observer and The Daily Mail. He returned to Africa after being offered a job by the international - news agency Agence France-Presse
(AFP). Based in Harare, Zimbabwe, he covered thirteen countries, documenting famine in Ethiopia, and wars in eight countries among other major news events. From 1991 to 2001 he was based in Nairobi, Kenya, from where he covered several stories, traveling to Swaziland and Uganda for the coronation of kings, and to South Africa for the release of Nelson Mandela from 27 years in jail. In 1994 and in 2001, Alexander was one of the members of the World Press Photo jury. Exhibitions of his work have been held in Zimbabwe, the UK, Kenya, Mali, and France. Alexander was based in South Africa until March 2014, now retied and is living in Madagascar.

 
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Nature in BW. To see more on my Photo go to: https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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Granddad is babysitting an hand full. To see more on my Photo go to: https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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my love for Black and White. To see more on my Photo go to: https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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Trying to enjoy the sea on a cold day. To see more on my Photo go to: https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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A children looking at what his mother is doing with the fish. To see more on my Photo go to: https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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Female fisherwoman starting at around 6am and spend most of the day in the water. To see more on my Photo go to: https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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A farmer keep an eye on the storm clouds. To see more on my Photo go to: https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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During an open church service a woman being saved . To see more on my Photo go to: https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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Sisters fishing for crayfish before going to school . To see more of my Photos https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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A water drop on a rice plant. To see more of my Photos https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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A book cover I have been working on. To see more of my Photos https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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poster. To see more of my Photos https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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poster I am working on. To see more of my Photos https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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A husband taking his wife to work. To see more of my Photos https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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Lockdown has ended in the county for more than a month and people still have to wear face mask . People riding to work. To see more of my Photos https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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Very happy to be helping her mother with the family washing. To see more of my Photos https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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A mother and her baby resting after doing the family washing at the canal. To see more of my Photos https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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Now that rains have started and there is water A woman going her laundry in the canal. To see more of my Photos https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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A mother with children fishing for crayfish early in the morning and take the fish to market. To see more of my Photos https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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Filling water cans after 10days with no running water at the communal tap. To see more of my Photos https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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The only woman in the team harvesting rice in the flooded paddies. spend around 8 hours waits deep in the cold water. To see more of my Photos https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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A young bride and her groom on there way to reception walk thought the village market. To see more of my Photos https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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Fisher woman trying to get back home, before the storm comes. see more of my work on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/alexanderjoephotos/


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When lockdown rules finally eased, I placed an empty frame in places where I had wished to show photographs if I had the exhibition. I could not display images in the frames because people would gather to look, putting them at risk of sharing the virus.


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Children cow herders going home from work in rural Madagascar.


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Alexander (R) pose with farm workers after spending 4 hours in flooded waters with them harvesting rice.


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