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.
Kigali Photo Fest celebrates photography from Rwanda and beyond through exhibitions and events.
It aims to:
Provide space for photographers to show their work and share ideas with Rwandan, regional and international audiences
Provide learning opportunities for both photographers and audiences
Bring photography to new audiences – this year in Kigali, in future years hopefully further afield
Create new networks and collaborations to build supportive and inclusive communities of practice
Spark new ideas about the meaning of photography and its role in Rwanda today
The festival was founded by photographers for photographers. But also focuses on audiences: “We believe African artists have a crucial role to play in educating African audiences.” It is asking questions like:
How can we communicate the richness and creative depth of photography?
How can we encourage consumers of photography to value the artistic process and technical expertise involved in producing great images?
More information at: www.kigaliphotofest.com