Photo: is proud to announce the Recipient of democraSEE 1.
Senga is the inaugural recipient of the democraSEE award, democraSEE 1. With the R40,000 grant, he will work in collaboration with a mentor/curator of his choice to produce a body of work over the next year.
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.
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.
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.
The Photography, Architecture and Archive Project was a weeklong photography workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Initiated and run by the Centre for Photography in Ethiopia, the project run from 29 May - 6 June 2017
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.
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).
Ethiopian photographer, Maheder Tadese, completed a 10-day professional networking programme and mentorship in Johannesburg with Photo: to develop ideas for her forthcoming photography platform to assist and develop emerging photographers in Addis Ababa.
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.
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).
20 leading international scholars, curators, artists, and cultural producers will engage with multiple perspectives, conceptual themes, and circumstances as part of The Walther Collection International Symposium on Contemporary Photography from Africa and the Diaspora.
In context of The Walther Collection’s ongoing interest in contemporary photography and video art from Africa and the African Diaspora, John Fleetwood will give a gallery talk, South African Photography Training: Sites and Shifts, Communities and Contexts on 20 October 19h00 at The Walther Collection Project Space, NYC
The Annual Photographers' Master Class is taking place in Khartoum, Sudan from 21-25 September. Curators Simon Njami, John Fleetwood, Katrin Peters-Klaphake, Akinbode Akinbiyi, Frédérique Chapuis and Chris Dercon will work with a group of 12 photographers from sub-Sahara Africa.
The symposium ‘Global Challenges in relation to photography, contemporary art and social media’ unfolds a variety of positions within photojournalism, documentary and contemporary art and is part of the International Photo Biennale in Denmark, 2016.
Photography learning initiatives on the African continent. The map plots some of the photography training and learning initiatives that are currently operating in Africa. These institutions have been identified as part of a larger survey to assess existing photography training initiatives on the continent to create a framework of support, exchange and building critical skills for trainers and institutions. The map/survey, initially commissioned by the Goethe Institut Südafrika, is an ongoing project.
For the 20th anniversary of Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography (Switzerland), Joburg Photo/Photo: was invited together with Fotopub (Slovenia) and Gao Photo (India) as new ventures to participate in their programme.