George Hallett was born in the year 1942, he was a Cape Town-based photographer known for images of South African exiles and his enormous body of work captures so much of South Africa’s turbulent history through Apartheid and into the young democracy.
Deeply saddened by the passing of George Hallett- one of the greatest photographers I’ve ever encountered. Each picture a beautifully constructed narrative that prompted one to engage much, much further. RIP groot man
— Beauregard Tromp (@beetromp) July 2, 2020
George Hallett who do not have any experience in the field, chose the route of photography. He was self-taught and began his career as a street photographer. He furthered his skill by taking a correspondence course in photography with the City and Guilds in London at the age of 20.
George Hallett died peacefully in his sleep after a long illness on July 1, 2020.