The final CLPA newsletter of the year deals with how accessibility of different generations, gender and identities shape classrooms and interactions. In addition to the contributions from members, there is also featured interview on Lekgetho Makola, Head of the Market Photo Workshop by Behan Touré. This issue was also guest edited by Behan Touré, Dakar.
10:Queer is a collaborative platform initiative developed by Photo: and the Photography Education Trust to facilitate critical discussion and meaningful content production on queer practices in Southern Africa, now. Invited participants include photographers and other professionals who currently operate within a field of queer practice in Southern Africa. The workshop sessions will be facilitated by guest advisor, Abri de Swardt and the Photo: team, Georgia Munnik and John Fleetwood.
The 2017 Tierney Fellowship at the Market Photo Workshop, in partnership with the Tierney Family Foundation, was awarded to Market Photo Workshop’s alumnus Tshepiso Mazibuko. The aim of the Tierney Fellowship is to provide an emerging photographer with the opportunity to develop their career and skills through a mentorship programme, an ideal space for a photographer to develop a body of work.
The annual Photographers’ Masterclass took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, 3-9 September. Curators Simon Njami, John Fleetwood, Katrin Peters-Klaphake, Akinbode Akinbiyi and Frédérique Chapuis, worked with a group of 11 photographers from sub-Sahara Africa. This was the 11th and final edition of the masterclass, initiated by Simon Njami and Goethe Institut in 2008.
Landskrona Foto Festival: Landskrona Foto Conference: A Meeting for Photography Educators, 13-14 September, and Landskrone Foto Festival Portfolio Review, 15-16 September
Photo: Director, John Fleetwood, was the guest presenter at Re:Think, Photography Educators Conference at the Landskrona Foto Festival, Sweden, with Lotte Sprengers (Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL) and moderator, Rebecca Simons (Independent curator and educator, FI). He also participated as a reviewer for the Landskrona Festival Portfolio Reviews.
Photo: and the Photography Education Trust hosted the fourth 10:10 platform on 29 Aug 2018 in Johannesburg.
10:10 is an interaction format dedicated to creating the possibility for emerging and practicing photographers to test new project ideas, to develop bodies of work, build further personal and critical skills and receive critical feedback.
Open call for participation in a workshop on queer social practice: photographers, activists, writers, academics, cultural practitioners apply.
Deadline: 25 September 2018
10:Queer is a collaborative platform initiative developed by Photo: to facilitate critical discussion and meaningful content production on queer social practice. Invited participants will include photographers and other professionals who operate within the field of queer practice in Southern Africa, today.
CLPA is proud to issue the CLPA Newsletter to public.
The CLPA (Centres of Learning for Photography in Africa) newsletter was established in 2016: initially a closed newsletter for network members to keep abreast with photography education related activities and developments across Africa. Photo: currently spearheads the CLPA newsletter as the main editor with rotating guest editors from CLPA’s member institutions. The newsletter features individual members’ thoughts around their work, their role as educators and practicing photographers, as well as reflections on the state and role of photography on the continent and beyond.
Photo: is compiling a database of writers from Southern Africa. As a platform for the promotion of photography work, Photo: wants to help develop the practice of writing about photography in the region, today. The platform wants to promote collaborative partnerships between democraSEE award recipients, finalists and selected writers for the database.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Goldblatt, a photographer whose life’s work documented the impact of the structural divide of Apartheid and its legacy in South Africa. He developed a critical position not just on the subject but an unflinching position in his mode in photography.
Goldblatt was a world-renowned photographer and he will be remembered by the many photographers who he mentored and engaged with to re-write the country’s narratives in telling our own stories. His memory lives on through the work of all of those who have passed through the Market Photo Workshop.
Photo: director, John Fleetwood, has been invited to curate an exhibition for Kerkennah01 , an international photography festival, directed by Olfa Feki, set on the Kerkennah Islands, off the coast of Sfax, Tunisia. Fleetwood is one of five curators invited to curate an exhibition for the festival, his fellow curators are, Jeanne Mercier (France), Missla Libsekal (Canada), Valentine Busquet (France) and Hejer Chelbi (Tunisia).
Photo: and the Photography Education Trust in association with A4 Arts Foundation hosted the third of its 10:10 platforms on 20 Feb 2018 in Cape Town.
10:10 is an interaction format dedicated to creating the possibility for emerging and practicing photographers to test new ideas, to develop (or sustain) bodies of work, build further personal and critical skills and receive critical feedback.
As part of the Bamako Forum at the 11th Edition of the Rencontres de Bamako, John Fleetwood moderated a discussion ‘The position of identity’ with artists Héla Ammar (Tunisia), Eric Gyamfi (Ghana), Dawit L. Petros (Eritrea – Canada) and Admire Kamundzengerere with cultural theorist George Shire (Zimbabwe).
In its first phase, the Survey of Photography Learning Initiatives on the African Continent plots a map of the photography training and learning initiatives that are currently operating in Africa. These institutions, amongst many others, have been identified as part of a larger survey to assess the landscape of photography training on the continent, with the aim of creating a framework of support, exchange and building critical skills for trainers and institutions. The map/survey, conducted by Photo: and initially commissioned by the Goethe-Institut, South Africa, as part of the initiative, Centres of Learning for Photography in Africa, is an ongoing project.