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Shooting the Festival: Pearla Berg

Published on 13 July 2015

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][FESTIVAL NEWS] For the 11 days of the National Arts Festival, a small team of photographers – photojournalism students and staff from Rhodes University’s School of Journalism – spend 15 hours a day either shooting shows (usually under extremely tricky light conditions) or processing and uploading images. It’s gruelling, it’s not very well paid – but we’re sure you’ll agree that the results are extraordinary.

  • CuePix has opened its vault of almost 5 000 images taken during the National Arts Festival to the public. The images are free to use – but please credit CuePix and the photographer by name. If you would like a high-res image, contact our Media Office:

We’ve asked members of the CuePix team to choose their favourite photographs of the past fortnight. Here is Pearla Berg’s selection:


Pearla Marie Berg is a freelance photographer, writer and theatre maker working in the Garden Route South Africa. Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, she completed her studies with Cambridge CIE. Her work experience has been in entertainment, theatre training and promotional work. She was employed by Miles of Smiles Entertainment in Johannesburg, and as an instructor for Helen O’Grady Drama Academy and now manages Magic Tree Children’s Events and Entertainment.