Paul Weinberg is a South African-born documentary photographer, filmmaker, writer, curator, educationist, and archivist. He began his career in the early 1980s by working for South African NGOs and photographing current events for news agencies and foreign newspapers. . He was a founder member of Afrapix and South, the collection photo agencies that gained local and international recognition for their uncompromising role in documenting apartheid, and popular resistance to it. From 1990 onwards he increasingly concentrated on feature and in-depth based photography. Weinberg has built up a large body of work which portrays diverse peoples, cultures, and human environments 'beyond the headlines'. It demonstrates a sustained engagement with indigenous people throughout southern Africa, particularly in rural settings. His images have been widely exhibited and published, both locally and abroad. He has also initiated several major photographic projects, notably Then & Now, a collection of contrasting images by eight South African photographers taken during and after apartheid, and The Other Camera, an exhibition and book on vernacular photography in South Africa. In 1993 Weinberg won the Mother Jones International Documentary Award for his portrayal of the fisherfolk of Kosi Bay on South Africa's northern KwaZulu-Natal coast. He taught photography at the Centre of Documentary Studies at Duke University in the United States, and holds a Master's degree from the same university. He also lectured in Documentary Arts and Visual Anthropology at UCT and is currently a research associate at the South African Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture at University of Johannesburg. Together with David Goldblatt he founded the Ernest Cole Award for creative photography in South Africa. He currently works as the curator of Photography Legacy Project (PLP).