Call for Photography Writers in Southern Africa: CLOSED

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. 

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New Award for Contemporary Southern African Photography

Photo: is proud to present democraSEE - a new photography award and mentorship platform. democraSEE aims to develop and show important contemporary photography stories and content that deal with social and political issues and imaginaries from the Southern African region . It wants to create a space to acknowledge photographers and photography’s role and position in relation to the world. Furthermore, it intends to support the growth of visual languages in photography.

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Amy Daniels
Nairobi Photographers' Masterclass

The Annual Photographers' Master Class took place in Nairobi, Kenya from 24 - 29 September. Curators Simon Njami, John Fleetwood, Katrin Peters-Klaphake, Akinbode Akinbiyi and Frédérique Chapuis worked with a group of 12 photographers from sub-Sahara Africa.

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Catchupa Factory Residency for Photographers

The Catchupa Factory residency included 12 selected photographers from Portuguese speaking countries including Cabo Verde, Angola, São Tomé and Príncipe and Mozambique. The residency looked at issues of contemporary art in Africa, brief overviews of the history of colonial views in Africa and the field of photography in general.

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Art Africa Fair 2017

Talks & Performances Schedule for the Art Africa Fair 2017

Waterfront, Cape Town

Saturday, 25 February

10:30 - 11:30 

Afrokainosis - New representative of Africa

Editor Ashraf Jamal in conversation with curator Uche Okpa-Iroha and John Fleetwood.

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Amy Daniels
10:10

Photographers from multiple experiences and backgrounds gather to exchange with selected guests. For this round we were happy to have Maheder Tadese (Ethiopia) as practitioner and Raymond Dakoua (Ivory Coast/Belgium) as one of the observers joining Mfundi Vundla (Photography Education Trust member) Marion Claudel and Laurie Chevrot (Institute Français South Africa) and Candice Jansen (PhD candidate at WISER).

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