Myron Peters was born in 1954 Durban and studied at the University of Durban-Westville. After leaving university he became active in a corporate buying scheme in Merebank where he lived. Peter worked as a librarian and was an active photographer in the local community organisations and labour movements. He also became active in the Black Consciousness Movement and the Natal Indian Congress.

While still a student he became a Durban based associate member of the progressive photo agency Afrapix. After completing his studies he went to Holland and studied for his Masters in Development Studies.

Peter's photographs were used by the alternative press. His photographs were published in Fatima Meer, Factor and Family: The Divided Lives of South Africa's Women Workers in 1984.

He contributed to "Culture and Resistance", Botswana, 1982, to the Staffrider exhibitions of 1983 and 1984, and to the book exhibition, Nicht Wird Uns Trennen (Nothing Will Separate Us) in 1983.

Peters has worked in the Department of Local and Provincial Government and is now based at the Fiscal Commission.

Works featured in publications: 

Nicht Wird Uns Trennen (Nothing Will Separate Us), Benteli Verlang, Bern, 1983

Factory and Family: The Divided Lives of South Africa's Women Workers, Institute for Black Research, Durban, 1984.

South Africa: The Cordoned Heart, The Gallery Press, Cape Town, 1986

Speak Collective No. 10 Feb - Apr, 1986

Speak Collective No. 16 Aug - Oct, 1987

Beyond the Barricades: Popular Resistance in South Africa in the 1980s, Aperture, 1989

Group exhibitions

Culture and Resistance Conference exhibition held in Botswana, 1982

Nicht Wird Uns Trennen (Nothing Will Separate Us), Benteli Verlang, Bern, 1983

South Africa: The Cordoned Heart, UCT, Cape Town, 1984

Beyond the Barricades: Popular Resistance in South Africa in the 1980s, 1989

Collections in the Archives