Images of Defiance: South African Resistance Posters of the 1980s

Images of defiance is a visual record of grassroots mobilisation and resistance, of the struggle to shatter the silence imposed by massive state repression. This title of posters celebrates the Congress movement and the principles it has fought so long to uphold: non-racialism, democracy, and an end to economic oppression. Produced by ordinary members of community-based organisations during the 1980s, these symbols of defiance are the work of a people confronting the present with courage and determination, and facing the future with strength and hope.