The limited-edition book:

‘Giant in the Pit’

This 224 page memoir celebrates the exceptional work of Henry Engelbrecht. Packed with some of the most artistic live event photography ever seen in the South African Music scene, this limited-run hardcover coffee table book spans local venues, bands, shows, festivals, International acts and even the magical moments within the audience.

A tribute to this amazing photographer and human being, this book is the legacy shared with so many incredible musicians in South Africa.




224 Full Colour Pages + Cover


Landscape Hardcover Book
320mm(w) x 240mm(h)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is the book available?

Yes, the book is available. Website orders are shipped as soon as payment is confirmed.

I’m not in South Africa, how do I place an order?

Please email your address and quantity to and we will send you a quote.

Why create this book?

Henry left a legacy, which family, friends, artists and the people he worked with felt was important to document. You can read more about why this book needed to be created here.

Where do the proceeds of the book go?

After paying for the costs of producing the book, the profit will be made part of a grant administrated in conjunction with the Music In Africa Foundation, and utilised to fund and further music photography education and equipment for deserving individuals/organisations in South Africa. Details of the application to this grant, as well as a final list of recipients will be published on this site.

Giant In The Pit is a Non-Profit Company
NPC 2022/316465/08

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