Born in South Africa in 1962, Greg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative photojournalist and is co-author of The Bang Bang Club (Basic Books, 2000; Transworld UK, 2000), a nonfiction book on South Africa’s transition to democracy, and Murder at Small Koppie (Random House South Africa, 2016 and Michigan State University Press, 2017) based on his investigations into the Marikana massacre of miners by police.
He has spent 25 years doing conflict, documentary and news photography around the globe. He has made several documentary films.
In 2009 he was the recipient of the Nat Nakasa award for courageous journalism.
Marinovich was Editor-In-Chief of the Twenty Ten project and responsible for tutoring and managing over 100 African journalists’ work in all forms of media. He regularly teaches and gives lectures and workshops on photography, and storytelling, as well as both visual and other forms.
He is an associate editor for the Daily Maverick. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2013/14 and teaches photojournalism and visual journalism at Boston University’s Journalism school, where he also indulges a passion by leading analogue workshops on archaic film cameras.
Murder at Small Koppie: The Real Story of the Marikana Massacre
In Murder at Small Koppie, renowned photojournalist Greg Marinovich explores the truth behind the Marikana massacre, looking specifically at the largely untold slaughter at Small Koppie. Drawing on his own meticulous investigations, eyewitness accounts and the findings of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry set up by President Jacob Zuma following the massacre, Marinovich accurately reconstructs that fateful day as well as the events leading up to the strike,and looks at the subsequent denials, obfuscation and buck-passing that characterised Lonmin’s, the SAPS’ and the government’s response.