Greg Marinovich joins iMaverick

Pultizer Prize-winning photojournalist and Bang Bang Club author Greg Marinovich has joined South Africa's leading stable of intelligent news publications, iMaverick and Daily Maverick, as Associate Editor.
Marinovich has spent 18 years doing conflict, documentary and news photography around the globe in countries like Angola, Bosnia, Croatia, Somalia, South Africa and Yugoslavia. His photographs have appeared in top international publications such as Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian of London, among others. He is chair of the World Press master Class nominating committee for Africa, and was a World Press Photo judge in 1994, as well as convenor of the FujiFilm awards in 2000. Marinovich's work will be showcased in iMaverick, the iPad daily newspaper for people with brains and money. Selected sections of Greg's work will appear on Daily Maverick, but the photos will truly come into their own in iMaverick.

For those yet to experience the revolution, iMaverick is a full-feature daily newspaper with the luxurious look and feel of the magazine. A combination of long and short form news and analysis, iMaverick contains short, sharp insights and longer magazine-quality articles. iMaverick contains everything SA's intelligentsia needs to know about South African and global business, politics, life, sport, arts and lifestyle. Written by the most thoughtful, eloquent journalists and opinionistas in the country, iMaverick is a premium must-read daily newspaper delivered directly to your iPad in full technicolour, multimedia-fuelled glory.

Marinovich recently travelled to the eclectic city of Calcutta, India, and his first piece of photojournalism for iMaverick brings the megacity tolife with its mishmash of poets, colour, smells, poverty and people. His debut piece will appear in iMaverick on Friday, 24 February 2012.

Greg is renowned for his work during South Africa's struggle years and he co-authored The Bang Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War with fellow photojournalist João Silva in 2000. The book was made into a motion picture film last year starring Ryan Phillippe as Marinovich.

iMaverick editor Branko Brkic says, "Greg is true talent of global scale and adds massive value to our growing talent pool. From my early days in SA publishing I always hoped to one-day work with such a leading light. Working with Greg is any editor's dream."

As from Friday, 24 February 2012, iMaverick readers can expect original, magazine-length, quality articles in which Greg will shed new light on realities in South Africa as well as the world.

24 Feb 2012 13:36

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