Jodi Bieber Appeals to International Community in Tears for Anton Hammerl

I witnessed Jodi Bieber became emotional during her acceptance speech of the World Press Photo of the Year Award as she appealed to the international community and the press to press for the release of South African photographer Anton Hammerl being held in captivity some. The award ceremony was held at the prestigious Musiekgebouw in Amsterdam, … Read More

Free Resource Launched Aimed at Pro Photographers in Majority World

I am so thrilled to be able to tell you that we have just launched Shutha.org a free resource for professional photographers in the Majority World aimed at ensuring they can compete in both local and international markets for photography. Being at the World Press Photo Awards Days here in Amsterdam where South African photographer, … Read More

Jodi Bieber presents at World Press Photo Awards Days

Jodi Bieber was the last to present her work last night before we all went off for the official launch of the 2011 World Press Photo exhibition at Die Oude Kerk. She presented her work on Challenging Stereotypes and on Soweto. She also discussed her award winning picture of Bibi Aisha a young woman from … Read More

South African Photographer presents at World Press Photo Awards

I am in Amsterdam, Netherlands at the World Press Photo Awards Days. It was a pleasure to see South African photographer, Mike Hutchings present a portfolio. He won first prize in the Sports Singles category for this image. Each of the award winners gets to present some of their work. Mike was one of the … Read More

South African Photographer Anton Hammerl Still Missing

We have just put up a gallery of the last images that South African photographer, Anton Hammerl took before disappearing in Libya. He filed the photos from near Benghazi in Libya, loading them to his Photoshelter account. After he went missing his wife, Penny Sukhraj, assisted by photographer Christine Nesbitt, approached us to represent the … Read More

Twenty Ten Project Ends on a High Note

I have been in Amsterdam since Tuesday in meetings with the partners in the Twenty Ten project evaluating the project and the lessons we learnt out of it. Each of the partners, World Press Photo, lokaalmondiaal and ourselves, prepared reports and we had an independent evaluator sharing the results of her survey which looked specifically … Read More

Grant for Photographers Working for Social Change

The Open Society Foundation has an Audience Engagement which provides funding for photographers to take an existing body of work and present it to the public in an innovative way such that it acts as a catalyst for social change. The announcement on the Open Society Foundation web site says: “We are interested in well-designed … Read More

Petition to Release South African Photographer and Tragic Loss in Libya

The photojournalism world suffered a tragic loss with the death of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros in Libya. This highlights further the dangerous and hostile working conditions for journalists in Libya as the Gaddafi government seems to be targeting the press. South African photographer Anton Hammerl has gone missing in Libya. His last photographs were … Read More