Cole was a master of portraying the violence of apartheid through scenes of everyday life.
Two striking images - from the 1940s and the 1960s - help reveal the rich but still emerging history of street photography in the country.
The gift of his images lies in their depiction of the social worlds that apartheid sought to destroy, but that live on through the photographs.
Acknowledging the source of the images would amplify rather than diminish the power of Hank Willis Thomas’s political art.
Photographer David Goldblatt’s presence through his photographs will always be with us.