About African Eyes

African Eyes showcases the photography of Max Bastard, a Social Documentary photographer based in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

Max is a photographer with nearly 25 years experience in the field. His strong rural affiliations and fluency in isiXhosa and isiZulu assists in producing work that reveals an intimate yet respectful connection with his subjects. This connection creates visual narratives that are both deeply honest and powerful in their ability to provide social commentary. His career of twenty five years that has spanned commercial, editorial, corporate, fashion, landscape and travel, has given him an eclectic edge in determining and producing quality images for media and publishing.

Since 2013, Max has concentrated almost exclusively on Social Documentary photography, working to a large degree with local and International NGO's and Socially Conscious Corporates to assist them in creating visual narratives around the work they do. Clients have included OXFAM, HEIFER International, Inyathelo, BIOWATCH, LETCEE, TLC and have covered topics as diverse as Education, Health, Agriculture and ECD.

Exhibited at APC (Jhb)
Exhibition for TLC
Finalist & Honourable Mention - OSISA