CLPA News 2019 #1

CLPA News 2019 #1

The latest issue of the CLPA News introduces our 2019 focus on gender. Questions about African women’s visibility and representation, history, and the workplace will be addressed by invited contributors and writers. In this issue Candice Jansen points to the multiplicity and depth of reading women’s role in photography in Africa and their absence in recorded history.

CLPA members respond to questions of how photography archives within their countries affect their educational strategies, identities, narratives and the contemporary concerns for representation across the spectrum in photography. It is a wide scope of understanding how members reflect on the state and role of archives on the continent and how this affects their role as educators.

In addition to the teaching and training activities from members, there is also a featured interview on Seydou Camara, Founder of Yamarou-Photo by Maheder Haileselassie.

This issue was guest edited by Maheder Haileselassie, Director of the Centre for Photography in Ethiopia.

The CLPA (Centres of Learning for Photography in Africa) newsletter was established in 2016 with the support of the Goethe-Institut: 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 CLPA Newsletter editions are issued in English and French.

Members of the CLPA

Associação Olho-de-gente 

Center of Photography in Ethiopia

Contemporary Image Collective

École Nationale des Arts

Espace Photo Partage-DJAW/Mali

Kwanda Art Foundation

Market Photo Workshop

Nlele Institute


The Other Vision


Mindelo, Cabo Verde

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Cairo, Egypt

Dakar, Senegal

Bamako, Mali

Kigali, Rwanda

Johannesburg, South Africa

Lagos, Nigeria

Johannesburg, South Africa

Khartoum, Sudan

Bamako, Mali


CLPA is a closed membership.
For more information, please contact Amy Daniels

The CLPA Newsletter is supported by the Goethe Institut, Johannesburg.

Posted 28 May 2019