Alon Skuy (35) embarked on his career as a Photographer after completing a course at The Market Photo Workshop in Newtown Johannesburg. After working as a freelance photographer for The Star,The Saturday Star and the Sunday Independent Newspapers, he was employed as a full time photographer for the Star in December 2006, and later moved to The Times. He has currently been employed there for almost nine years. He works there in the capacity of the Chief Photographer.
Skuy is the recipient of numerous awards, including being a finalist in The Bayeux Calvados award for war correspondents.
Highly motivated, versatile, creative, resourceful and experienced
Photojournalist, having worked for some of South Africa’s largest daily and weekly news organizations. Excellent interpersonal skills, dependability, integrity, and ability to interact with widely diverse groups of people.Recipient of multiple local and international awards, including being a finalist in The Bayeux Calvados awards for war correspondents
Chief Photographer:The Times National Newspaper Promotion 1 Nov 2012 – current
Senior Photographer:The Times National Newspaper Promotion 1 June 2009 – Nov 2012
Photographer:The Times National Newspaper May 2007 – May 2009
Full time photographer:The Star Newspaper 1 December 2006 – April 2007
Freelance photographer:The Star/ The Sunday Independent 2005
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:
2nd place Issue Reporting Picture Story – Newspaper- Pictures of The Year International (POYI),2015
3rd place Photographer of The Year Newspaper – Pictures of The Year International (POYI), 2015
South African (SADEC) Johannesburg, October 2015
First Prize South Africa Region
The Media Reporter (The Media Online) 2014
40 under 40 in media:Top 40: Young, phenomenal and making waves. www.themediaonline.co.za
Pictures of The Year International (POYI), San Diego, USA, 2012
First Place: News Picture Story “Marikana Massacre”
Sivukile – Standard Bank Awards
2015 Winner feature photographs
2014 Finalist:Category:Sports:Football and veld fire
2013; Winner:Category:News:Marikana Massacre
Mondi-Shanduka National Newspapers Awards
2010 Winner:Category:Sports:Photo of the Year photo Hand of God??
News:Photo of the Year – FIFA World Cup
2009 Winner:Category:News:Shober as a Judge
2008 Finalist:Category:Feature:What the hell is going on? Hate attacks
2007 Winner:Category:News:Hillbrow flight
2006 Finalist:Category:Feature:Commended:Category:News photographs
Sony Profoto Awards April 2009, Johannesburg (Book published)
Most awarded photographer of the night:
Professional Single Entries:Categories: Architecture – Silver;Editorial/Documentary – Silver;
Environmental – Bronze; Hard News – Gold x 2, Silver x 2, Bronze;Landscapes – Silver.
Photojournalism – Silver, Bronze x 3; Portraiture – Silver.
Professional Portfolio: Categories: Editorial/
Documentary – Silver;Photojournalism – Gold, Silver;
Portraiture – Gold
Mail & Guardian National Newspaper 2009
Category:Media.Selected as one of “300 Young South Africans Up & Coming”
Vodacom Narional Photography Awards 2009
Category: Photography – Living Inside a Bridge
Fuji Film Southern Africa Photographic Awards 2008
Highly commended: Category: Picture story. Judge’s selection: Category: Press awards
Ruth First Fellowship Award, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2008
Photojournalist award:Project:Living inside a bridge
“Photo-essay showcasing Mr Skuy’s ability to use the powers of the camera in sketching a compelling story of poverty in unnervingly raw graphic yet dignified detailed”.
Basel Art Fair, satellite gallery. Kroma Art Gallery, Coconut Grove, Florida USA, Dec 2014.
Exhibition: Unpublished at Youngblood – An Exhibition of Unseen News Photoragraphs., 25 photos selected from 25 photographers. Cape Town, S Africa 4-September – 3 October 2014.
Solo exhibition: “Xenophobia – Never again”. The Constitutional Court of South Africa, Johannesburg, S Africa, May – August 2009
Photographic exhibition: Photograph – Lady in Pink. Prospekt/Johannesburg. Gl Holtegaard, Amsterdam, Holland, 2 May – 26 July 2009.
Slide show presentation: Xenophobia attacks and aftermath. Origins Centre, University of the Witwatersrand , Johannesburg, and District Six Museum, Cape Town. Book Launch, November 2008
Solo exhibition and presentation: Inside the Bridge. Ruth First Memorial Lecture and Exhibition, University of the Witwatersrand, August 2008.
Solo exhibition: Series of Images for Nike products. Nike Gallery on Fourth, Melville, April 2008.
PUBLICATIONS: Books, Articles
The New Republic: “You have all the reasons to be angry”. The crumbling of Nelson Mandela’s vision. Pages 26-33, March 11, 2013. All photographs.
ColdType: Close Shave, a photo essay. Issue 79, pages32-37, October 2013. www.coldtype.net
ColdType: Massacre at Marikana, a photo essay. 2013. www.coldtype.net
Critical Review: Alon Skuy, Moving into the Light, In: PIX Photography Magazine, pages 35-42, April/May 2010 issue.
Critical review. Photography in “Go Home or Die Here”. In: Art South Africa. Vol 07, Issue 03, page 108. Summer 2009.
Book: Photograph featured in Zuma, a biography by Jeremy Gordin, Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2008
Book: Go Home or Die Here: Violence, Xenophobia and the Re-invention of Difference in South Africa. Edited By S Hassim, T Kupe, Eric Worby. Witwatersrand University Press, 2008. (all photographs)
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
College of Digital Photography,Rosebank, Johannesburg – Digital photography, 2005
Market Theatre Photography Workshop, Johannesburg 2004/2005
Eden College, 1998, Matriculation 1999
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop
REFERENCES: Robin Comley: