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The Actionists

Through a series of photographic stories, photographer Thom Pierce actively profiles on-the-ground problem solvers, community activists, climate campaigners, and human rights defenders who engage in direct action. Discover South Africa’s Actionists below.

For many years, I wanted to create a continuing photographic project that tells short, accessible stories about the people across South Africa who are working to make a difference in their communities. I truly believed it was needed – and five years later it has been launched. 

By Thom Pierce

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