The Market Photo Workshop is set to run various new public projects and exhibitions in 2011. Currently on at the Market Photo Workshop is the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Programme’s class of 2010 end of year exhibition, Portfolio 10: [Surface]. The exhibition explores the current saturation of documentary images in the media, and the way that aesthetics interplay with meaning in the broader business side of the media industry. Gary Knight, renowned UK photo-journalist and co-founder of the VII Photo Agency was in South Africa in January and took time out of his busy schedule to give a lecture at the Market Photo Workshop which was attended by students and industry players in the media.
Coming up at The Photo Workshop Gallery is an exhibition by Swiss photographer Laurence Bonvin. Her exhibition of landscape photography, IN/OUT reveals the fragmentation and complexity of the multi-faceted peri-urban fabric that is South Africa. Her exhibition opens on 9th February and she will be having a walkabout on 16th February at 13h00. The exhibition closes on 16 March. This exhibition is possible through the support of Prohelvetia, City of Geneva, FMAC and the NAC.
Also in March, the Wide Angle Colloquim on public participation and photography in South Africa will be held from the 24th to the 26th. To mark the Market Photo Workshop’s involvent in this, Working the City : Migrant Women in Johannesburg exhibition will open at the Photographers Gallery on 16th March. The colloquim is a joint initiative by Wits University School of Arts, Hotel Yeoville, Goethe Institute South Africa and the Market Photo Workshop.
-Market Photo Workshop Staff