William Vázquez is an advertising, portrait & documentary photographer based in New York, USA.

Dennis Brutus 1924 – 2009

A few years ago I had the distinct pleasure photographing Dennis Brutus, South African poet, anti-apartheid fighter, human-rights activist, and just a all around cool guy. Probably one of the most interesting people I have ever photographed. Not to mention I shot it large format, and on I miss Polaroid, and the world is going to miss a truly great man who sacrificed much for his beliefs. I am glad I got my few moments with him.

Memorial is Sunday, January 17, 2010 2pm at The Brecht Forum 451 West Street, between Bank and Bethune Streets, NYC. click for directions.