Initiative presented by Market Photo Workshop and World Press Photo

Pan-African Photojournalism and Its Positions

21 November – 13 December 2020
Location: Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa /

Pan-African Photojournalism and Its Positions is an exhibition and public programming initiative that showcases the work of the 2020 World Press Photo Contest winners with a focus on content produced in Africa. The initiative is a partnership of the World Press Photo Foundation and Market Photo Workshop, a school of photography, gallery, and project space in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The initiative will bring award-winning visual journalists and emerging photographers into a critical conversation about the future of visual storytelling within journalism in Africa, through the World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 and a public program of workshops, panel discussions, and presentations.
Opening on 21 November, the World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 will be on display at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa, until 13 December 2020. The exhibition will showcase the award-winning photography from the 63rd annual World Press Photo Contest, with a special focus on stories from African photographers or related to the continent.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a public program of workshops, panel discussions, and presentations presented by Market Photo Workshop and selected institutions from the Centers for Learning Photography in Africa (CLPA) Network, namely Nlele Institute of Lagos, Nigeria; Uganda Press Photo of Kampala; and The Other Vision of Khartoum, South Sudan. 

Public program

All programs will be hosted online by and through social media in partnership with World Press Photo. More information on how to register will follow up soon. Free entry.

Conversations about the World Press Photo Contest

24 November 2020, 14.00 - 16.00 CAT

Session 1: 14.00 – 15.00 CAT
With Anna Lena Mehr, director of Contests, World Press Photo Foundation, and Lekgetho Makola, head of the Market Photo Workshop and jury chair of the 2020 World Press Photo Contest.

Session 2: 15.10 – 16.00 CAT
A session about the 2021 Photo Contest by Sanne Schim van der Loeff, exhibitions manager and curator at the World Press Photo Foundation.

Photojournalism in Africa

26 November 2020

With The Other Vision, Sudan; and photographers Ala Khier, Sudan; Mulugeta Ayene, Ethiopia; Mohamed Alaedin, Egypt; Nelly Ating, Nigeria; Akitunde Akinlete, Nigeria; and Gulshan Khan, South Africa.

Women Voices Through the Lens

2 December 2020, 12.00 PM CAT

Webinar with photographers Ruth Motau, South Africa; Sir Zanele Muholi, South Africa; Fati Abubaker, Nigeria; DeLovie, Uganda; Polly Irungu, United States; and Juliette Garms, programs and outreach manager at the World Press Photo Foundation, France.

Revolt, Rebellion and Resistance: African Activism in the News

9 December 2020, 14.00 - 16.00 CAT
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With Kigali Center for Photography, Rwanda; Jacques Nkinzingabo, Rwanda; Farouk Batiche, Algeria; DeLovie Kwagala, Uganda; Anthony Obayomi, Nigeria.

Building New Platforms for New Voices

11 December 2020, 11.00 - 13.00 CAT
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With KC Nwakalor, Nigeria; Wacera Njagi, Kenya; Etinosa Yvonne, Nigeria; Juliette Garms, France.

Photo credits
Lee-Ann Olwage
Alon Skuy, Sunday Times