Candice Jansen

South Africa

Dr. Candice Jansen is a memorist. She engages with photography as a writer, editor, curator, scholar, archivist, educator, and photographer. Currently, she holds the position of New Archival Visions, Digital Curatorial Fellow at the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape.

Jansen has studied the life and works of South African photographers Cedric Nunn and Ernest Cole. Her dissertation, Coloured Black: The Life & Works of Cedric Nunn & Ernest Cole (2019) was completed at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER) with the partial support of a pre-doctoral fellowship in the Program in Critical Theory from Northwestern University. Additionally, she served as curator of Research and Exhibitions at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg (2019–2021) and is editor of Black Photo Libraries (2021), a research collection on South African photographic legacies. 

Jansen has written and spoken on photography for the Toronto Photography Seminar, Aperture Magazine, the Tate Modern, Centers of Learning for Photography in Africa, the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the Africa South Art Initiative, Magnum Photos, Centre for Curating the Archive, and the Museum of Modern Art. 

World Press Photo Involvement:
2024 World Press Photo Contest jury member
2020 Joop Swart Masterclass mentor

Candice Jansen on Social Media:
Twitter: @cannds

Candice Jansen
Portrait credit: Nelisiwe Nkosi