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.
Catchupa Factory Photographers residency in Mindelo, Cabo Verde
Deadline for application: 27th March 2019
The Catchupa Factory initiative is an educational and artistic creation program in the format of artist residency, dedicated to emerging artists and photographers from the Portuguese-speaking African Countries (PALOP), Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé e Príncipe, Angola and Mozambique.
Photography Masterclass 2019 at the Académie des Beaux-Arts, Kinshasa 6 - 13 March 2019 led by John Fleetwood
John Fleetwood leads a masterclass on photography at the Académie des Beaux-Arts(ABA), in Kinshasa, DRC from 6-13 March 2019. Initiated in 2018, the 8 weeklong photography training workshops expands over a 2-year period to equip students of ABA interested in photography with photography skills. The course serves as a basis to develop a permanent learning centre of photography at the ABA, Kinshasa.
In correlation with the ‘Five Photographers: A tribute to David Goldblatt’ exhibition in Maputo, Mozambique, Photo: collaborated with the Centro Cultural Franco-Moçambicano (CCFM) to produce portfolio reviews and workshop presentations for photographers from Maputo.
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.