Photo: presents Eric Gyamfi and Jansen van Staden at the Joburg Art Fair
Photo: presents Eric Gyamfi (Ghana) and Jansen van Staden (South Africa) at the FNB Joburg Art Fair 2017.
Please join us at Booth A14
Sandton Convention Centre
Born in 1990 in Bekwai, Ghana, Gyamfi lives and works in Accra, Ghana.
His work ‘Just like us’ is based on personal encounters with his friends and LGBTI communities in Ghana. Photography becomes a medium of documentation, expression and collective dialoguing to question shifting boundaries of tolerance.
Gyamfi is a 2016 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Fellow, a current second-year fellow at the Photographers’ Masterclass (Goethe Institut, Khartoum, Sudan 2016, and Nairobi, Kenya 2017). He is an invited participant of the Nuku Studio Photography Workshops (2016) and the World Press Photo – West African Master Class (2017), both in Accra.
Recent solo exhibitions include SEE YOU, SEE ME (Nov 2016- Feb 2017) at the Nubuke Foundation, Ghana. He is included in the 11th Encounters of Bamako, African Biennale of Photography, Mali, 2017. Gyamfi has exhibited in Ghana, Germany, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Denmark, Uruguay amongst others.
In November 2017, he will exhibit ‘Just like us’ in Johannesburg.
Jansen van Staden
Jansen van Staden
Born in 1986 in Potchefstroom, South Africa, Jansen van Staden lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.
Strongly influenced by his skateboarding background, Van Staden uses street photography as a conceptual entry point to reflect on personal imaginaries and social constructs of belonging and disconnect. He curiously wanders through urban and personal peripheries in South Africa in an attempt to find microcosms that alert us to the complexities and politics of the act of seeing.
His work was most recently shown in Cities and Memory at Brandts, Odense as part of the Photo Biennale in Denmark (2016). Van Staden will take part in the upcoming group exhibition at the Printemps Photographique Festival in Nîmes, France - Nov 2017.
Posted 08 Sep 2017