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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Lusaka, Zambia As part of the Twenty Ten project, World Press Photo hosted two multimedia workshops in 2010, one in Johannesburg, South Africa, and one in Lusaka, Zambia. These were the first two multimedia workshops run by World Press Photo in its 55 year history, reflecting the shift taking place in photojournalism globally with the [...]

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Lagos is a city to behold! It took me 4.5 hours to fly from Lagos to Nairobi last Tuesday. The previous day I had gone to see Emeke Izeze, MD of The Guardian and Gbenga Adefaye, Managing Editor of The Vanguard Newspaper in Lagos. I had left The Vanguard at 3:30 pm to take a [...]

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David Larsen in Accra, Ghana. Well Ghana won convincingly and what a colourful event it was! The celebration of winning over Sudan was heightened by Mali failing to win over Benin outright which pushed Ghana through to becoming the first African team, outside the host nation, South Africa, to qualify for the first African World [...]

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I am here in Accra with 11 print journalists from Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe and 12 photojournalists from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa – 23 in all from 13 countries. We are using the 2010 Fifa World Cup qualifying clash between Ghana [...]

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