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Tall, hand­some and with a can-do at­ti­tude, Ran­jith Kally had a way of mak­ing his pres­ence felt.

The anti-apartheid pho­tog­ra­pher who died aged 91 on Tues­day was “dis­cov­ered” by the white art es­tab­lish­ment when he was in­vited to ex­hibit at the Good­man Gallery in Johannesburg in 2004.

But Ranjit was part of a small num­ber of In­dian and black news pho­tog­ra­phers with very lit­tle ed­u­ca­tion who came from


A THOU­SAND WORDS A dance scene cap­tured by Ran­jith Kally at a jazz club in the 1960s

VI­SION­ARY Iconic pic­ture of Chief Al­bert Luthuli at his home

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