Jack Brewis was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 12th, 1970. He grew up in a country of incredible beauty in a climate of deep social tension and inequality.

His work carries with it the legacy of having been an observant child in a time and place that was beautiful and dreadful; liberating and constrained.

‘Seeing it First Hand’ seizes on those moments of heightened awareness, witnessing the stories of life’s humanity played out in the lives of the world’s everyday players.

His work brings moments immediately recognisable to every person who sees it – snapshots of life at a point, both beautiful and complicated.