Addis Foto Fest invites photographers, curators, and photography collectives to submit projects that could be exhibited during the next edition of the Addis Foto Fest, which will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3-7 December 2020. Submit your work by 31 July 2019.
The first edition of Kigali Photo Fest curated by Kampala-based independent curator Robinah Nansubuga under the theme “In Search of Relevance: Locality and Remediation” takes place from 7 to 16 June 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda.
This edition of the Nuku Studio newsletter, features information about the next phase of the “Northern Ghana Life” project, a collaboration between Nuku Studio and Noorderlicht (House of Photography in The Netherlands). We also say happy birthday to James Barnor, as he turns 90; congratulate our friends at the Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Ghanaian Art for opening a new gallery in Accra; and are delighted to see new photographers from across the continent join Everyday Africa.
Since 2016, Nuku Studio and Noorderlicht (House of Photography in The Netherlands) have been collaborating on a photographic research project “Northern Ghana Life” with the vision to tell stories of the rather undocumented region of the country. After the launch of the first photo book and exhibition in 2018 during the Nuku Photo Festival, the project is now entering a new phase.
In this edition of the Nuku Studio newsletter, we invite you to look at some "firsts" from within and beyond Nuku's own activities, and appreciate the amazing work Ghanaian photographers, artists and collectives do in Ghana and beyond. Our highlights include: Nuku's and Noorderlicht's exhibition "Stories from the North" in Amsterdam, the new Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (SCCA) in Tamale, Ghana's first pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the 25th anniversary of the Rencontres de Bamako, Lensational's first photo book, and more.
“Our Shared Forest” is Lensational’s first Photo Book shedding light on women’s untold stories surrounding nature, environmental degradation and climate change. It features the work of 27 women photographers from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, and China. These women photographers stand at the forefront of environmental issues today, however, their imagery is rarely seen, and their perspectives are rarely heard.
Nuku Studio, in collaboration with Noorderlicht House of Photography in Groningen, The Netherlands, has been producing a new project in the North of Ghana: “Stories from the North” focuses on topics such as gender, migration and climate change which are central to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The stories are told through the lens of five Ghanaian photographers: Evans Ahorsu, Mabel Senaa Bonsuuri, Geoffrey Buta, Nyamekye Joey and Qujo Buta. The exhibition opening takes place on 12 April at iMPACT DOC in Amsterdam.
In this edition of the Nuku Studio newsletter, we focus on our very own photographers whose work is being recognised once more in the international photography scene. We also invite you to discover the ongoing art project "Remember Me", conceived by photographer Francis Kokoroko and artist Rania Odaymat.
When you look at the 12 portraits taken by photographer Francis Kokoroko of lifers of the Nsawam Prison in Ghana, you see 12 strong, powerful women. What is even more powerful is the story behind those 12 portraits. They are the result of a collaborative and participatory multi-arts project: Remember Me was conceived by artist and stylist Rania Odaymat and photographer Francis Kokoroko, both members of the Accra-based Beyond Collective.