Benefit Auction for John Liebenberg Hip Operation

John Liebenberg’s photography of the apartheid “border wars” in Namibia and Angola is a profound documentation of a period of history. He often ignored the sensorship bans of the apartheid regime and revealed the wars for what they were. A senior photographer now, still plying his trade, John has needed a hip replacement operation for … Read More

Photography and Democracy

I have recently had some interaction with Johannesburg based Swedish photographer, Eva-Lotta Jansson who is undertaking a valuable project to capture the history of how important photography was for South Africa’s transition to democracy. PhotographyAndDemocracy.com is the output from the project that is only part way through. Eva-Lotta has begun to interview leading photographers in South … Read More

South African Photographers at Victoria & Albert, London

I was in London at the end of June last year – actually on a sabbatical after 11 years of running Africa Media Online! I got to look after our children as Rosanne went off to CEPIC congress in Istanbul. The three children and I had a ball visiting all those lovely museums and parks. … Read More

Edward Ruiz Mentorship Application Invitation

The Edward Ruiz Mentorship is a mentorship programme, which has been established to help launch the career of a promising photographer. The mentorship awards the recipient with the financial and infrastructural support needed to develop a substantial body of photographic work over the course of a year. On adequate completion of the mentorship, the body … Read More

Building an Archive that will Last: File Size

Above: The Eastern Cape from the air. Africa Media Online’s Mobile Digitisation Unit has relocated to the Eastern Cape to digitise the International Library of African Music Welcome to the second edition of the Digital Picture Library Manager blog designed to add value to the management of your picture and media collections as well as … Read More