CLPA News 2019 #2

CLPA News 2019 #2

The second CLPA newsletter of this year deals with gender binaries in African photography, looking back at how gender binaries came into play in the last few decades. In the Reflection section, members respond to their role as educators in dealing with notions of identity and photography, especially representation of identity.

In addition to the teaching and training activities from members, there is also a featured interview on Diogo Bento, founding member of Assiciação AOJE in Cape Verde by Uche Okpa-Iroha. This issue was guest edited by Uche Okpa-Iroha, Nigeria. 

The CLPA (Centres of Learning for Photography in Africa) newsletter was established in 2016 with the support of the Goethe-Institut, initially as 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 8 Aug 2019