Roundtable discussion: Photography, a Tool for Emancipation in South Africa

Rubis Mécénat is celebrating in 2017 the fifth anniversary of its socio-cultural project Of Soul and Joy,in partnership with the Photo Saint-Germain festival, Paris, France

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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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Survey of Photography Training and Learning Initiatives on the African Continent

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.

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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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Amy Daniels
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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Cities and Memory

In many emerging economies, cities are redefined by rapid urbanization, new economies and transformation of identities. As part of the National Biennale for Photography in Denmark, Brandts presents collections from more than 20 photographers from the BRICS countries. Under the theme Cities and Memory, Brazilian, Russian, Indian, Chinese and South African photographers work was curated to reflect on some of these transitions.

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Cap Prize

Deadline: 7 February 2017

If you’ve created photographs on the African continent or which engages with the Africa diaspora please ENTER NOW

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Amy Daniels
10:10

Photo: hosted the first of a series of its 10:10 platform on 14 Nov 2016.

10:10 is a presentation format where 10 photographers have not more than 10 minutes each to present and talk about their work. Relying on peer review the 10:10 format aims to break the ice, as an informal gathering with selected observers which in this first edition included Michael Famighetti and Brendan Wattenburg (Aperture Magazine), Laurie Chevrot (Institute Français South Africa), Georg Gatsas (Swiss photographer) and Mika Conradie (Curator/ Writer).

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