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Video: Peter Magubane Demonstrates How He Hid His Camera Inside a Loaf of Bread During Apartheid

21 Icons“I used my camera as a gun, I was prepared to die for my freedom. No one was going to stop me from taking pictures.”

These are the words of legendary photographer Peter Magubane in his short film for 21 Icons.

In 1969 Magubane photographed a demonstration and his punishment was to stand on a pile of bricks for five days and nights. Yet he did not quit: “I wanted the world to see what kind of animal is apartheid.”

When the government banned Magubane’s photography he hid his camera inside a loaf of bread and pretended to eat while taking pictures. Watch the video to see how he did it:

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