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About

Shaun Swingler is a filmmaker and photojournalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. He focuses on social issues in South Africa and abroad – particularly crime and conflict.

Publications

The Guardian, VICE, Al Jazeera, TIME, Roads & Kingdoms, Daily Maverick, PDN, Outside Online, BBC, PBS, Discovery Channel, Mail & Guardian, L'Equipe, The Times, GroundUp, News24, TimesLive, Rolling Stone SA, amaBhungane, and many others.

Awards

2018 | South African Independent Film Festival | Best Documentary - Nanlaban

2018 | South African Film and Television Award | Best Short Documentary - Nanlaban

2017 | Ster-Kinekor Encounters Youth Jury Award | Best Short Documentary - Nanlaban

2016 | Foundry Photojournalism Workshop Golden Scarf

2016 | Vodacom Journalist of the Year regional co-winner | with Richard Poplak, Diana Neille & Sumeya Gasa

2016 | CNN Multichoice Africa Journalist Award co-winner | Economic Category winner with Richard Poplak, Diana Neille & Sumeya Gasa

2015 | 3rd Place Taco Kuiper Award co-winner | with Richard Poplak, Diana Neille & Sumeya Gasa

Books

2013 Love is War: The Modimolle Monster | co-authored with Karyn Maughan. Jacana Media.

Exhibitions

2018 Democracy - The Future Starts Here | V&A Museum, London 

2014 UnPublished | YoungBlood Gallery, Cape Town

Contact

shaunswingler (at) gmail (dot) com

+27 82 783 8374

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