Born in 1973 Johann “Slang” Hattingh has been a professional photo-journalist since 1996.

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, he has worked as stringer and staffer for

various publications and agencies including the Associated Press, Reuters, the European Press-Photo Agency, Agence France-Presse, the South African Press Association, Beeld and Libération.

Assignments have been covered in countries including Iraq, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, South Korea and

New Zealand.

He also spent a year living in the Sudan working for UNMIS, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in North and South Sudan.

Currently he freelances on the African continent for news and humanitarian agencies.


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