Steven Hilton-Barber | CV

“Born on an avocado farm in the foothills of the northern Drakensburg Mountains in Tzaneen, South Africa, I have worked in hard news, feature, travel, advertising, corporate, and art photography. I have traveled through Africa, Europe, Asia and America documenting people lives, their conditions of existence and their cultures, on which I comment and reflect.”

2002: Pop Idols photographer. 
Exhibition “It’s a Wildlife and My Wife Loves her Bushveld”, Month of Photography, Cape Town, South Africa.

2001: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fuji Press Photographer Awards for People in the News and Features.
Face of Africa 2001, Official Photographer.
Photo Espana 2001, Spanish Photographic Festival, “Initiation” series exhibited.
Official Photographer for “Big Brother” TV program.
Culture, Craft and Infrastructure, Lubombo SDI.

2000: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 
Swaziland National Trust Commission Photographic Project.
Contract Photographer- Independent on Saturday- Durban.
“Maputo Corridor Photographic Exhibition” at the Durban Art Gallery (Including at “Red Eye” event at Durban Art Gallery).
“Maputo Corridor Photographic Exhibition” – the “POP EDIT” at the Natal Society of the Arts (NSA) Gallery.
“Maputo Corridor Photo Exhibition” at the South African National Library, Cape Town.

1999: Maputo Corridor Photographic Project. Exhibition at World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD), Bluegum Creek, Benoni.
Radio Safari. Presenter and producer of Wild Weekend. Maputo Photographic exhibitions, Mozambique. FACIM. Mozambican Photographers’ Gallery.

1998: “It’s Wildlife”, exhibition at Promenade Concourse, Nelspruit.
Maputo Corridor Photographic Exhibitions at the National Parliament in Cape Town, at Riverside Mall, and at the Lubombo Border Post.

1997: Apple Mac Course, Photoshop, Quark and Freehand (Concept AdvertisingAgency).
Founder of Exposure Multi Media Agency, Nelspruit, South Africa.

1996: Freelance Photography. Travelling in the USA

1995: Official Photographer, Johannesburg Biennale. 
Official Photographer for Yehudi Menuhin tour. Travelling in Europe.

1994: Weekly Mail and Guardian, Chief Photographer.
Curator of “Ego Eclectics” exhibition, opening exhibition at the Bensusan’s Museum of Photography at the new Museum Africa, Johannesburg.

1993: Weekly Mail and Guardian, Chief Photographer, Johannesburg. Press Photographers Group, Executive member.

1992: Saturday Star, Chief Photographer, Argus Group, Johannesburg.

1991: Southlight Photographer. Marketing Southlight in Western Europe.
“Initiation” series exhibited at Haus der Kulturen der Weld, Berlin, Germany. 
Perpignon Photographic Festival, France.

1990: Founder of Southlight Photographic Agency.
Institute of Professional Photographers Awards and Staffrider Award for “Initiation” series.

1989: Staffrider Award for “Voelvry” series on alternative, dissident Afrikaans music tour. 
South African Union of Journalist freelance representative.

1988: Afrapix Photographic Editor and Marketing Manager.

1987: Afrapix photographer.
Reuters stringer in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Apprenticeship under Obie Oberholzer, Department of Fine Art, Rhodes University.

1986: Afrapix photographer.

1985: Bachelor of Journalism. Rhodes University. Grahamstown. Sociology and Journalism majors.
Editor of Rhodeo, student newspaper.
Editor of the Alternative Media Society.
Television tutor