Lessons from the World’s Largest Gathering of Picture Libraries

My wife, Rosanne, and I have just returned from the CEPIC Congress which was held this year in Zagreb, Croatia in May 2016. As head of Africa Media Online’s picture library that represents many collections from African photographers and African heritage institutions, Rosanne makes the trek to Europe once a year to keep in touch … Read More

Rondebosch Boys Launches a Digital Archive

The history of Rondebosch Boys High School stretches back to 1897. This longevity and the traditions that have been built up over more than a century is a significant part of the value that school presents to its community. Recently the Old Boys Union at the school took the decision to work with us at … Read More

A Pictorial History of the Digitisation of the ANC Archives

In 2012 the African National Congress turned 100. As the oldest modern liberation movement in the World it was fitting that ahead of the centenary celebrations a project should be initiated to digitise the ANC Archives and give access to the extensive collections to ANC members, the people of South Africa and researchers around the … Read More

Winners of the 9th China International Press Photo Contest

I have just returned from the beautiful city of Hangzhou in China’s eastern Zhejiang province where I had the privilege of being one of 13 judges at the 9th China International Press Photo Contest. And what a contest it was! Over 30,000 images from over 3,000 professional photojournalists around the world were entered in to the competition. … Read More

Invitation to Heritage Digital Campus in the Eastern Cape in March

DIGITISATION TRAINING FOR HERITAGE PRACTITIONERS – SIGN UP BY MARCH 5, 2012 I am thrilled to be able to invite you once again to our Heritage Digital Campus which we have run successfully in different parts of South Africa since 2005. This year it is the turn of the Eastern Cape. Digitisation of collections is … Read More

Photo & Film Expo 2011, Joburg

Matt Raven and his team put on an impressive show at the Photo & Film Expo in Joburg in October. The show has grown consistently over the past few years and it has certainly become a worthwhile event to be at. I was doing some research on top end medium format gear and got to … Read More

Digitsation of 3,500 Objects from Vukani Museum Completed

I was up in the picturesque town of Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal last week doing the final hand over of hard drives which contained the digital files of the entire Vukani Museum collection. We have been working on this project on and off since March 2010. Above: Vukani Museum in the town of Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal is one … Read More

Free Online Resource Enabling Photographers to Access Markets

I was in Maputo, Mozambique last week together with DJ Clark, Graeme Cookson, Peter Krogh, Dominique Le Roux and my wife Rosanne Larsen. Together we were working on putting together a free online resource to enable photographers from Africa and other parts of the Majority World to understand photography markets, place themselves correctly in the … Read More

Joop Swart Masterclass

Nominations for World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass 2011 are due in this coming Monday on February 14. The Joop Swart Masterclass is run annually by World Press Photo for exceptional emerging photographers. The 17th Joop Swart Masterclass was held last November and South African photographer, former participant of Joop Swart Masterclass and multiple World … Read More

Twenty Ten Exhibition in Cape Town

I was down in Cape Town last month for the installation of “Twenty Ten on the Road” the exhibition from the Twenty Ten project. The Twenty Ten project has been a partnership between World Press Photo, FreeVoice, Africa Media Online and lokaalmondiaal and funded by the Dutch Postcode Lottery. The project enables over 120 journalists … Read More