Pieter de Ras is one of South Africa's leading professional photographers, now. semi retired and re-located to Trafalgar on the lower KZN South Coast.
Here he persues his photographic career where he will continue with his photography and run a photographic gallery as well as teaching photography to small groups.
He began his career in 1969 as a news photographeron two of Johannesburg's largest daily newspapers,"Vaderland" and "The Star" but quickly found his niche in fashion photography, where his air for styling earned him an enviable reputation among local
fashion editors. He established his own studio in 1976and widened his portfolio to include advertising and commercial photography. In the last few years Peter's focus has been on architectural interiors and still life
photography, for which he has won numerous local and international awards, including the coveted Clio in New York, and a Gold Loerie for his work on the Apartheid Museum. He was also named South AfricanProfessional Photographer of the year in 1989
Pieter has traveled extensively for clients, most
notably South African Airways, and has also been commissioned to produce several
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travelogues for local lifestyle magazines.
President of the Professional Photographers of Southern Africa (200 6- 2010),
Pieter also holds a fellowship with the PPSA in Still Life Photography. He was also awarded his honorary Fellowship for his contribution to the PPSA.

.His client list had included:

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS
TSOGO SUN
THE APARTHEID MUSEUM
SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE
SUN INTERNATIONAL
THE WESTCLIFFE HOTEL
THE SAXON HOTEL
THE BLUE TRAIN
PANASONIC
MTN
DSGN (DESIGN STUDIOS)
TONGAAT STARCH
HEAD INTERIORS
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In September 2007, Pieter had the honour of beinginvited to be one of the founding members of ThE World Photography Academy, an initiative by SONY
that aims to bring together the world's leading
photographers, public gallerists, curators and major picture editors.
Pieter accepted an invitation to be one of the judges in the inaugural SONY World Photography Awards to be held at the prestigious Palais des Festivals in Cannes. It took place over three days and is the largest award of its kind. He is a founder member of the WPA (World Photographic Academy)
He completed the organization of the successful 2008 and 2009 Sony Profoto Awards in Johannesburg.
Pieter was a member of the International Loupe Photographic Awards judging panel, and is currently a senior facilitator with the IAJ
(Institute for the advancement of Jounalism) where he lectures in camera technique an photograpphic proficiency to amateur and professional photographers.
Pieter has held TWO solo exhibitions and participatedin various group exhibitions.He still undertakes local and international assignments.
P,O Box 14963 Trafalgar,4275.Trafalgar
Blake Crescent/ corner of Nelson Drive. Trafalgar

Tel: 0795048557
email:
P,O Box 14963 Trafalgar,4275.Trafalgar
Blake Crescent/ corner of Nelson Drive. Trafalgar

Tel: 0795048557
email: