Well-known photographer Tony Figueira dies

One of Namibia’s most celebrated photographers, Tony Figueira, passed away during the early hours of yesterday. He leaves behind his wife Gabi. Figueira, who was born in Angola, owned the design studio Studio 77.

Figueira studied journalism at Rhodes University in South Africa. He worked for several radio stations including the Voice of America, and for anti-apartheid newspapers like The Rand Daily Mail. He became known for documenting key moments in contemporary Southern African history.
He suffered from Multiple myeloma, a type of cancer. The National Art Gallery of Namibia in 2015 ran an exhibition to support him, titled: For Tony.

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