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Your project, The Network, is a behind-the-scenes look at the Ugandan Nation Broadcasting Services (NBS). Did you encounter any resistance in turning your camera onto the cameras, or behind the cameras? Stuart: “No, I didn’t. I started interning with NBS in 2017 and I developed my project idea while working in the Digital Marketing department of the station, so I was a part of the team and everyone already knew me. My face and my presence as a photographer was familiar to my colleagues and they... Your project, The Network, is a behind-the-scenes look at the Ugandan Nation Broadcasting Services (NBS). Did you encounter any resistance in turning...
Wim Bossema
The success of the film Black Panther was a sensation and also made the star of the Nigerian-American science fiction author Nnedi Okorafor rise. She writes for Marvel comic books, on which the film was based, and is working on a story-line with the elite corps of female fighters of the fictional kingdom of Wakanda in the leading role. Recently, at the Aké Arts and Book Festival in the Nigerian metropolis of Lagos, Okorafor stated: “It is really a Hollywood film, but I see it as the beginning of... The success of the film Black Panther was a sensation and also made the star of the Nigerian-American science fiction author Nnedi Okorafor rise. She...
Bart Luirink
‘Zij is een vreemd land’ van de Eritrees-Ethiopische schrijver Saleh Addonia maakt deel uit van deze prachtige selectie van proza en poëzie. Annelies Verbeke, die met de Liberiaans-Nederlandse schrijver Vamba Sherif, de bundel samenstelde, vertelt in een introductie hoe schrijver Sulaiman Addonia haar op het ‘onheilspellende’ verhaal van zijn broer attendeerde. “Toen ik hem over het Afrika-nummer van Terras vertelde, wees Sulaiman me enthousiast op Lei è un altro paese , de verhalenbundel van zijn... ‘Zij is een vreemd land’ van de Eritrees-Ethiopische schrijver Saleh Addonia maakt deel uit van deze prachtige selectie van proza en poëzie. Annelies...
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The winner of the 2018 Principal Prince Claus Award transfers hairdressers, immigrants and ‘bornfrees’ from Johannesburg to Lagos Photo. The Market Photo Workshop was established in the final years of apartheid to make visual literacy and the craft of photography available to all population groups. At a time when the movement of black people was severely restricted, renowned South African photographer David Goldblatt (1930-2018) set up the Market Photo Workshop to provide photographic training and... The winner of the 2018 Principal Prince Claus Award transfers hairdressers, immigrants and ‘bornfrees’ from Johannesburg to Lagos Photo. The Market Photo...
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We’re thrilled to announce that the Board of our foundation has secured the vital, energetic and committed input of four new members. We welcome Ayò Adéné , a Public Health expert, writer and regular contributor to our magazine, Angelique Mbundu , artistic director of the iAfrica Filmfestival and managing partner in Mbundu International, Maria Kint , consultant in arts & culture and former anti-apartheid activist and Dr. Margriet van der Waal , professor by special appointment of South African... We’re thrilled to announce that the Board of our foundation has secured the vital, energetic and committed input of four new members. We welcome Ayò...
Ayọ̀ Adénẹ́
Once upon a time, I met a girl in a Lagos nightclub. She was a dancer. Her body was slim but spritely; her steps were lithe and nimble. Her laughter was like Lagos traffic at 4PM on a Monday, and when she wasn’t weaving gestures through the air, between the spindly fingers of her right hand dangled a thin Benson & Hedges, while the other was loosely draped over the armrest of the sofa. Later that night, in more intimate settings, I got to know she was a resident at The Shrine, one of Fela’s... Once upon a time, I met a girl in a Lagos nightclub. She was a dancer. Her body was slim but spritely; her steps were lithe and nimble. Her laughter was...
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And the winners are… Meet Alex Esagala, a photojournalist working for the Daily Monitor in Kampala, who produced this year’s winning image. Brian Otono, a photographer from Kenya, took the East African Photography Award for his essay Kibera: Stories from Within . Jibril Kwizera was selected as the winner of the Young Photographers Award. Image: Kiberia - Stories from Within by Brian Otono winner of the East African Photography Award There were many more winners in the different categories taking... And the winners are… Meet Alex Esagala, a photojournalist working for the Daily Monitor in Kampala, who produced this year’s winning image. Brian Otono,...
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Fatuma (Tanzania, 1918, 80 min.) is one of the great filmproductions at the annual iAfrica Film festival. She’s a farmer, he’s a pest. A traditional rural woman has always risked body and soul, without reward or thanks, to farm her husband’s land and keep the family fed and cared for. She fights unfavourable weather, diseases and poverty. When Mnyusi squanders her prized harvest, and schemes to marry off their daughter, Fatuma has to fight her husband. The film is Swahili spoken, subtitles in... Fatuma (Tanzania, 1918, 80 min.) is one of the great filmproductions at the annual iAfrica Film festival. She’s a farmer, he’s a pest. A traditional...
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The Kenyan High Court Rafiki, a film with a lesbian love theme, issued a temporary injunction for the banned film for a week. Rafiki can now be nominated for an Oscar. Director Wanuri Kahiu: “We’ve won the battle but need to continue the war”. Read article here . Watch trailer here: {youtube}7M_-ucSaFpU{/youtube} The Kenyan High Court Rafiki, a film with a lesbian love theme, issued a temporary injunction for the banned film for a week. Rafiki can now be nominated...
Milan Hermes
With his participation in exhibitions worldwide and clients like Nike, Princeton University, Hennessy, Woolworth, Penguin Publishers, Adidas, FIFA Sindiso Nyoni’s star is rising. Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where did your interest in art and drawing come from? I am an independent graphic artist, born and raised in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. I am the seventh child in a family of nine. Zimbabwe is widely known for its unique craftsmanship in the arts, from sculptures, masks, traditional ornaments to music... With his participation in exhibitions worldwide and clients like Nike, Princeton University, Hennessy, Woolworth, Penguin Publishers, Adidas, FIFA...
Christina Månsson
“Each one, teach one.” A little hidden in the CO-OP space of Unseen, the annual photography event in Amsterdam, we find Christine Eyene. With a hugely impressive CV as a critic, curator and an art historian, she is currently based as a research fellow at the University of Central Lancashire and a doctoral student at Birkbeck, University of London. She is writing a thesis on South African photographer George Hallett. Eyene has curated international exhibitions as part of numerous biennials including... “Each one, teach one.” A little hidden in the CO-OP space of Unseen, the annual photography event in Amsterdam, we find Christine Eyene. With a hugely...
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Written by Sylvia Vollenhoven and performed by the Volksoperahuis, Krotoa tells the story of multicultural relationship in a colonial era. South Africa 2018. A Dutch actor and a South African actress meet on the film set by Krotoa: Eva van de Kaap. He plays Van Riebeeck, the VOC merchant who founded the colony on the Cape in 1652. She plays Krotoa, the Khoe girl who ended up in his household at a very young age and became an interpreter between the Dutch and her own people. Krotoa was the first... Written by Sylvia Vollenhoven and performed by the Volksoperahuis, Krotoa tells the story of multicultural relationship in a colonial era. South Africa...
Christina Månsson
United Kingdom Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, whose work was featured in ZAM’s Photo Edition #4, is one of the participating photographers in an exhibition exploring ‘Africa’. Africa State of Mind at New Art Exchange in Nottingham features photography addressing the complexity of life in an African country today. What does it mean? How does it feel? Curator Ekow Eshun explains: 'On one hand, there is the boosterism of an "Africa rising" narrative, that celebrates the development of an emergent middle... United Kingdom Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, whose work was featured in ZAM’s Photo Edition #4, is one of the participating photographers in an exhibition...
Christina Månsson
A selection of images from South Africa at Liberty , #easy street and Bo-Kaap, gentrification, resistance are part of the first exhibition in the cities’ Callahan Center Art Gallery at St. Francis College. ZAM subscribers and friends are familiar with Booley’s work. Our magazine’s Photo Edition #2 was dedicated to the ‘first act’ of his work. But now there is a perfect opportunity to discover more of his work in an exhibition hosted by the President of NY’s St. Francis College Dr Miguel... A selection of images from South Africa at Liberty , #easy street and Bo-Kaap, gentrification, resistance are part of the first exhibition in the cities’...
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Friends of ZAM get a 10% discount on Zanele Muholi’s new book. It’s a “performative conversation with apartheid’s racist imagery”, Neelika Jayawardane, associate professor of English at the State University of New York and honorary research associate at the Centre of Indian Studies in Africa at the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, writes in an essay published in Zanele Muholi’s new photobook. This conversation, she continues, is ”assisted by the photographic technologies that have... Friends of ZAM get a 10% discount on Zanele Muholi’s new book. It’s a “performative conversation with apartheid’s racist imagery”, Neelika Jayawardane,...
Christina Månsson
Every year in September international photography event Unseen takes place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It brings together what’s new in the photography world, highlighting the most recent developments by presenting emerging talent and new work by established artists. This year’s event welcomes 53 galleries from across the globe. As part of the programme 12 international collectives are invited to exhibit their work and present their take on innovative approaches to art commerce. Five... Every year in September international photography event Unseen takes place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It brings together what’s new in the...
Lusanda Zokufa
Founded by the late David Goldblatt, the ‘Market’ lives the ideals of socially committed photography. The 29-year-old Market Photo Workshop has been announced as the winner of the prestigious 2018 Principal Prince Claus Award. The Award honours outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development and is presented annually to individuals, groups and organizations whose cultural actions have a positive impact on the development of their societies. The Market Photo Workshop was selected by... Founded by the late David Goldblatt, the ‘Market’ lives the ideals of socially committed photography. The 29-year-old Market Photo Workshop has been...
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Exhibitions, art talks, conferences, portfolio reviews, residences and more in Accra, Tamale, Wa and Kumasi. It’s the country’s first festival for photographic encounters, exchanges, and story-telling. It brings together both local and international photographers and visual artists. It offers a space for artistic explorations and exchanges. The participating artists – both established ones and young talents – have a unique opportunity to share their work with an international audience and their... Exhibitions, art talks, conferences, portfolio reviews, residences and more in Accra, Tamale, Wa and Kumasi. It’s the country’s first festival for...
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The fourth Photo Editions of ZAM Magazine covers the work of photographer Emmanuelle Andrianjafy(b. 1983, Madagascar). Andrianjafy lives in Dakar, Senegal. She graduated and worked as an electrical engineer before pursuing photography in 2013. Her latest project Nothing’s in Vain is her response to the experience of uprooting to the Senegalese capital. It is the winner of the 2017 MACK First Book Award, Contemporary African Photography Prize and finalist of the Aperture Portfolio Prize. Her work... The fourth Photo Editions of ZAM Magazine covers the work of photographer Emmanuelle Andrianjafy(b. 1983, Madagascar). Andrianjafy lives in Dakar,...
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On the eve of the registration for elections the Mauritanian regime puts one of his principled opponents in prison Biram Dah Abeid arrested: www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/aug/09/biram-dah-abeid-mauritanian-presidential-hopeful-arrested-fears-political-foul-play On 7 August Dah Abeid was arrested in Nouakchatt, the countries’ capital. The leader of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement is convinced that the authorities intend to silence him and prevent his... On the eve of the registration for elections the Mauritanian regime puts one of his principled opponents in prison Biram Dah Abeid arrested:...
Evelyn Groenink
Activist Minister Pravin Gordhan, back in government, fights to bring South Africa back from the brink. Change has come but 'the contest is still on' Those who -naively, it must be said- believed that the Mandela revolution after apartheid in South Africa would inaugurate a rainbow-coloured utopia have long been disappointed. During the transition years, and to some extent still, the country dealt with massive racial trauma, violence and a devastating Aids epidemic. Then it saw itself plundered by... Activist Minister Pravin Gordhan, back in government, fights to bring South Africa back from the brink. Change has come but 'the contest is still on'...