Currently operating under the auspices of Platinum Photography, Juhan Kuus is a multiple award-winning photographer with more than 30 years’ experience as a photojournalist.
Based in Cape Town, Juhan has indelibly left his mark on the fields of Press and Editorial, Public Relations, NGOs and Concerned Humanity photographic projects. Selected from a pool of the planet’s finest photographers, Juhan’s work was showcased in the publication 75 Years of Leica Photography, first published in 1990 and unveiled to the world at PhotoKino.
Juhan is also represented by Gavin Furlonger of Hurricanes Photographers Agency, and recently partnered with Leica cameras to complete a documentation of 25 years of Khayelitsha Festivals.
BOOKS, EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
Books and Publications
Juhan Kuus: The Measure of Humanity,45 years of Documentary Photography in South Africa (Art Museum of Estonia), 2016
South Africa in Black and White, published by Harrap (London), 1987
The Reader’s Digest History of South Africa, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Times (London), The Independent (London), Paris Match (France), etc.
Photographs published in The Vingboons Cartographer Book (and exhibition), the Netherlands; various other books, including one of the Mandela books.
'The Measure of Humanity' solo exhibition, Adamson-Eric Museum, Estonia (2016-2017)
Kalk Bay Modern Gallery, Cape Town (MOP 2008)
Tufts University Boston (USA) - images now in their permanent collection
The Perpignan Photo Festival (France) - three exhibitions.
Awards for Excellence
The South Africa Press Photographer of the Year Award (twice)
The World Press Photo Award - Holland (twice)
The Vodacom Photojournalist of the Year (Western Cape Province)
The J&B Financial Mail Young Achievers Award (twice)
The Angiers exhibition and awards: The Grand Prix Award (France)
In excess of 25 other local and international awards.