I first learned of Sue Williamson through an exhibit of her photo silk screen prints, A FEW SOUTH AFRICANS, sponsored by On the Wall Gallery in Medford, Oregon, in November, 1985. Combining visual and verbal elements, Williamson's seventeen portraits focused on black and white women and their ongoing, historical struggle against political injustice as experienced by South Africa's predominant black population. In February, 1986, I had the opportunity to interview Sue Williamson in New York City and learn how her personal development as an artist became linked with the expression of her political views, resulting in A FEW SOUTH AFRICANS. The portrait series forms a powerful aesthetic and educational statement that has now been seen by audiences in South Africa, the United States and Europe.


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