TREVOR SAMSON

Trevor has been a professional photographer for over 30 years.He has covered news events all over Africa ranging from hard news such as anti-apartheid riots to animal rescue and release,fashion and sport. For this he has won numerous awards and accolades, and has had his work published in some of the worlds most prestigious newspapers and magazines.

He also exhibits from time to time. Recently he formed part of a team at the Klein Karoo National Festival in conducting photographic workshops.

Trevor’s interest in photography started whilst at school. During a three year apprenticeship in photolithography he started working part time at the now defunct Rand Daily Mail and Sunday Express, both then based in Johannesburg.

Immediately after qualifying in the printing trade he was offered a position at the highly regarded Rand Daily Mail. Trevor later worked for the Johannesburg newspaper The Star and then moved on to head the photographic coverage of the international press agency Agence France Presse (AFP) in South Africa. He occupied this position for eight years mainly covering the transition from apartheid to democracy between 1985 and 1992.

During this period his work was published by Time Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and many others worldwide. In this part of his career he also won a number of first prizes in news and feature categories and also collected a second prize at the South African press awards in the sport category.

He has held one solo exhibition in Johannesburg and two group exhibitions in Cape Town.

Trevor is a freelance photographer for a variety of editorial and corporate clients. This work has taken him from the southern most tip of Africa to remote villages in Africa, From Rwanda to Ghana and Uganda to Mozambique.

Trevor works out of Cape Town.

Mobile: +27 83 5183949
E-mail: trevorsamson@telkomsa.net