Attention all up and coming photographers

The Mail & Guardian is searching for one inspired and talented local photographer to join us in attending Gary Knight’s photography Masterclass in Cape Town, January 3 to 8, 2011. We will cover one applicant’s flights, accommodation and course fees.

The six-day workshop will be led by Knight, an international award-winning photographer, founder of the VII Photo agency, 2008 chairperson of the World Press, and lecturer of photography at Tufts University in America. His work has been published worldwide, including in Newsweek, Time Magazine, The Sunday Times, The New York Times and National Geographic.

The course is specifically designed for resident South African or African photographers and aims to push the individual’s boundaries, exploring new ways of looking at a subject and story. Participating photographers will shoot independently each day, discussing their progress and editing their work with the assistance of Knight. Participants will be encouraged to produce images that reflect personal beliefs and worldviews.

Five spaces are available at the course, although only one is sponsored by the M&G.

All applicants are to submit a portfolio of no more than 25 images. A photo essay of roughly 10 images must be included within these 25. A letter of motivation must accompany the application, which includes information about yourself, as well as what you hope to get out of the workshop.

All applicants must be from, or based in, South Africa.

Applications to be emailed to: [email protected]

Or posted to: Mail & Guardian
Attention: Paul Botes
Grosvenor Corner
195 Jan Smuts Avenue

Deadline: December 6 2010

For more on VII Photo, visit the website here.
For more on Gary Knight, visit his website.

Keep an eye out for a lecture to be delivered by Knight in Johannesburg in January. Final date and details to be announced.



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