Living Apart: photographs of apartheid by Ian Berry

8 April to 6 November 2011

Please note that this exhibition has now closed

people climbing on a huge billboard with a picture of Nelson Mandela
Supporters climb to every vantage point whilst awaiting the arrival of Nelson Mandela in a Natal township. South Africa, 1994 © Ian Berry/Magnum Photos

A powerful touring exhibition from Magnum Photos featuring almost 100 photographs of some of the most dramatic and iconic moments over 40 years of South Africa's history, captured by photojournalist Ian Berry.

Written during apartheid's height, the original text for these images stated:

"What this next, or the following weeks will bring, neither side can predict. But without negotiation, tragic bloodshed can be the only result."

Berry's images testify that these words were not heeded. However, images of resistance, struggle and eventual freedom still shine through in this powerful exhibition.

Follow the links below to find out more about the exhibition:

A Magnum Photos touring exhibition. We are most grateful to Magnum Photos and Ian Berry for their support in the production of this exhibition.

We also thank John Pilger for kindly providing permission to show his film 'Apartheid Did Not Die'.

This exhibition was made possible by the provision of insurance through the Government Indemnity Scheme. National Museums Liverpool would like to thank the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council for providing and arranging this indemnity.

Look11 photography festival

This exhibition was part of Liverpool's first ever international photography festival, Look11. Further information is on the Look11 website.