Hamba Kahle Peter McKenzie

Veteran documentary photographer, Peter McKenzie, passed away on Tuesday morning October 10, 2017 after a long fight with cancer. I first met Peter in Mozambique in 2004 at the Foto Festa put on by the Associação Moçambicana de Fotografia. Cedric Nunn had invited me to join him and Peter on the trip. Peter was there … Read More

World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 at the Durban Art Gallery – October 2017

This past Saturday I spent a day at the Durban Art Gallery conducting tours of the World Press Photo Exhibition 2017. Participants included members of various camera clubs in the wider Durban area and professional commercial and documentary photographers. The Exhibition was opened last week and is expected to remain in place until at least … Read More

2 and 3D Photography at the Rijksmuseum: Confirmation and Direction

Amsterdam is beautiful in the Springtime! In May I had the wonderful privilege of cycling around the city to and from conference sessions at the Rijksmuseum. I was there to attend the 2+3D Photography – Practice and Prophecies 2017 conference. This is the second time that the Rijksmuseum has hosted the conference and already it … Read More

Dereck Nxumalo Project: The Oversized Painting Challenge

Earlier this year we were presented with a significant challenge by Simon Vines of Community Mural Projects in Durban. Simon asked us to capture a Dereck Nxumalo painting at archival quality. Capturing paintings at a level that conforms to international digitisation standards is doable for us with our specialised equipment, we have done that on … Read More

Interview with Femke Van Der Valk of World Press Photo and David Larsen of Africa Media Online

This is an interview conducted by Africa Media Online’s Robyn Keet with Femke Van Der Valk former head of exhibitions at World Press Photo and David Larsen, Managing Director of Africa Media Online who speak about the importance of the World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 at the Hilton Arts Festival. DLA_20170915_6499_720p from Africa Media Online … Read More

Why the World Press Photo Exhibition is Important for Nurturing Democracy in South Africa and Elsewhere

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 was opened at the Hilton Arts Festival last week. This was the gist of the address I gave at the opening which may give some insight into why I believe that the World Press Photo Exhibition is helpful to us in South Africa at this time to strengthen our … Read More

Building a State of the Art Digital Backup Solution

At the end of June, the Africa Media Online team was hard at work moving offices. We are still in Pietermaritzburg, but have moved up to the top of a hill overlooking the city to Hilltops Office Park in Clarendon. Apart from the view, what attracted me to the site was the ideal conditions for … Read More

Shooting for the Google Cultural Institute: Fabric, Fashion and Identity – The story of IsiShweshwe

Earlier this year I had the privilege of digitising a fabulous collection from The Slave Lodge at Iziko Museums of Cape Town for the Google Cultural Institute. IsiShweshwe has come to be identified with high-brow indigenous South African fashion. The pattered cloth has been used for centuries in southern Africa at every level of society … Read More

DocuFest Africa: Festival of Visual Storytelling at the Hilton Arts Festival

We are thrilled to have nine of South Africa’s most talented photographers and curators presenting at the second edition of DocuFest Africa at the Hilton Arts Festival from September 15-17, 2017. DocuFest Africa is a visual storytelling festival presenting to the public important African documentary projects and the curation of significant African archives. It is being … Read More

Africa Media Online brings the World Press Photo Exhibition to the Hilton Arts Festival 15-17 September 2017

We are thrilled to announce that from September 15-17, 2017 Africa Media Online will be playing host to the World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 at the Hilton Arts Festival, the first time in many years that the Exhibition will be presented in KwaZulu-Natal and the first time at the province’s foremost arts festival. World Press … Read More