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Graeme Cookson

Graeme Cookson is a UK-based digital imaging consultant and trainer who has done extensive work with organisations such as The National Gallery of Ireland, The British Library, The British Museum, Reuters, The Royal Horticultural Society, Oxford University Press, The Open University, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and The Science Photo Library. Beginning his career doing camera work for prepress at a commercial printers in London, he went on to become a freelance photographer working with a range of London-based magazines as well as freelancing for The Times (London), BBC, and Channel 4. He also photographed museums and galleries in France and Germany for Yale University Press. He has been involved with Africa Media Online over a period of 8 years in running courses in digital imaging for media and heritage professionals in South Africa and other parts of Africa including the African Photo Entrepreneur programme in 2008 and Heritage Digital Campus in 2009 and 2012. Graeme was commissioned by the International Press and Telecommunications Council (IPTC) to create metadata panels for the IPTC Core, IPTC Extension and PLUS schemas so that the data fields can be viewed and edited in Adobe Bridge CS3, CS4 and CS5. He was also on the team that created the Shutha.org resource for professional photographers in the Majority World which was created by Africa Media Online in association with World Press Photo with funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery. More recently he has been extensively involved in producing automated scripted workflows to ensure image submissions to picture libraries and archives meet required technical standards and counts the BBC among his clients in this regard.

Graeme Cookson teaching his course on ‘Digital Imaging Essentials’ during the Cape Town leg of the 2008 African Photo Entrepreneur Programme

Paul Changuion

Paul Changuion is an entrepreneur. He started a web design company called WildWeb in Johannesburg in 2000 after a 7 year career in the yachting industry. In 2001 Paul and a friend Hayden Phipps (www.haydenphipps.com) travelled across Africa together, paying their way through web development and photography for remote safari lodges. Their good work made an impression in the industry and over time they built up a solid client base. Paul now runs the company in Umhlanga and Ballito with his team of designers and website experts. In addition to WildWeb, Paul also runs www.printwild.co.za which is one of South Africas top photographic print websites.

Roger De La Harpe

Roger De La Harpe is an accomplished wildlife and travel photographer. Together with his wife, Pat he has published in excess of 20 books in the wildlife, cultural and travel fields and contributed photographs to many others. He has been working in the wildlife, tourism, cultural and conservation fields since the early 1980’s and have built up an extensive body of useful stock imagery, available on an online image database.

Roger undertakes commissioned photography and list Ardmore Ceramics, Rattray Reserves (Mala Mala and Mashatu), Thompsons Travel, Tuli Lodge, Tourism KwaZulu Natal and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife as our valued clients.

Roger and Pat also run Photographic Safaris that take place at a number of exciting destinations in and around Southern Africa – each providing a different wildlife experience.

Peter Krogh

Peter Krogh has been a photographer for nearly thirty years, working for publications, agencies, corporations and NGOs worldwide. He loves to tell stories with words, still photos and motion imagery. He served on the American Society of Media Photographer’s (ASMP) board of directors for six years, and founded its Digital Standards and Practices Committee.

A widely-recognized industry leader, Peter is the Director of the dpBestflow.org project, and the author of The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers (O’Reilly, 2009), the best-selling book on digital photo management. He has created instructional material for the United State’s Library of Congress, Microsoft, Phase One and Adobe, to name a few and he was part of the project management and leadership of the Shutha.org resource created by Africa Media Online in collaboration with World Press Photo.  He was also part of Africa Media Online’s the African Photo Entrepreneur Programme team in 2008 and has had hands-on experience with training photographers in Africa. He spends much of his time spreading the gospel of good image management and effective workflow worldwide.

Peter was a Microsoft Icons of Imaging programme participant, and is recognised as a World leader in digital imaging with his courses on digital workflow sought after in many parts of the world. Peter has conducted workshops in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers and Nikon Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland. He has also conducted masterclasses in conjunction with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and UK-based Association of Photographers Limited (AOP), and has given seminars at Imaging USA, the National Association of Professional Photographers’ Photoshop WorldPDN’s PhotoPlus Expo and the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Adventure.

Peter Krogh teaching at Africa Media Online's African Photo Entrepreneur Programme

FIGURE 3 Peter Krogh introducing a class to the ‘Digital Ecosystem’ during the Cape Town leg of the 2008 African Photo Entrepreneur Programme

Peter has been on the board of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), and his work on digital standards on their behalf, along with a number of other groups from around the world, became what is known today as UPDIG. Peter has also been involved with the development of the IPTC extended photo metadata schema. Peter is also an alpha tester for Adobe Photoshop and has developed workflow processes involving Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and Microsoft’s Expression Media. Most recently Peter was a principal author on the ASMP’s dpBestFlow.org initiative which was funded by the Library of Congress.

David Larsen

David Larsen is Managing Director of Africa Media Online. A fifth generation African with a background in journalism and photography, David founded Africa Media Online in 2000 with a mission to empower fellow Africans to tell Africa’s story from our own perspective and have that perspective compete in the international heritage and media marketplace. In pursuit of this passion, he has led Africa Media Online to develop a digital trade route connecting African archival collections to a world-wide audience. Having been actively engaged with the Heritage sector since 2005 David headed up the team that wrote the best practices for South Africa’s National Digitisation Policy. He has pioneered the development of the Heritage Digital Campus and the Shutha Digital Campus that have been run in various forms since 2005. David led the development of the Shutha.org resource for professional photographers in the Majority World and was an innovator behind the Twenty Ten and African Image Pipeline projects. David is a regular speaker at conferences and workshops and under his leadership Africa Media Online has been involved a number of projects to digitise significant archival collections and build archival digital repositories. One of the most recent was the digitsation of the ANC Archives.

David Larsen speaking to participants in the 2008 African Photo Entrepreneur Programme

David Larsen addressing participants during the Johannesburg leg of the 2008 African Photo Entrepreneur Programme

Rosanne Larsen

Rosanne Larsen was part of the APEP team in 2008. In 2000 she founded Africa Media Online’s picture library and has overseen the expansion of Africa Media Online’s reach into markets in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America through its network of distributing agencies. A third generation Mozambican and Director of International Sales, Rosanne plays a pivotal roll in Africa Media Online on the interface between photographers who are supplying images and markets who want images.

Rosanne Larsen teaching during the Global Competitiveness Masterclass which was part of the African Photo Entrepreneur Programme in 2008

FIGURE 5 Rosanne Larsen teaching during the ‘Global Competitiveness Masterclass’ in Pietermaritzburg during the African Photo Entrepreneur Programme

During the Twenty Ten project Rosanne was instrumental in the design and development of Africa Media Online’s MEMAT 3.1 media management system which was used to power the Twenty Ten syndication web site selling use rights to the content produced. She is also responsible for distributing the content to Africa Media Online’s network of distributors around the world.

Neville Lockhart

Neville Lockhart is a commercial photographer based in Cape Town. In addition to carrying out commercial assignments Neville runs courses in photography both introductory and advanced.

He has published a number of books including: Entertain/ Onthaal; Eating for Sustained Energy, Snacks and Treats for Sustained Energy, Sustained Energy for Kids, Family Fare/ Gesinskos, The Ultimate Book of Baking, Die Lekkerste Lekker, Knit/ Brei, Recipes from The Royal Kitchen, Flowers for your Home.

His clients include: Woolworths, Duram Smart Paint, Phillip Morris South Africa, Dr Oetker, @Home, Durbanville Hills, Fabric Library, Noritake, Melrose Cheese, Virgin Active, Fairlady, My Wedding Day, Destiny Magazine.

Sharron Lovell

Sharron Lovell is multimedia journalist and educator based in Asia. Equipped with a camera and other gadgets she attempts to explore some of the less represented sides of the places she works. She works both individually and collaboratively, focusing on features rather than single images or spot news. Sharron lectures on the MA International Multimedia Journalism at Beijing Foreign Studies University (in collaboration with the University of Bolton, UK) and has led photographic workshops and training for photographers and journalists in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, as well as multimedia training for the Malaysian Press Institute and UNICEF Bangkok. Sharron is represented by two international photo agencies, Polaris Images (US) and Shoot the Earth (UK) and holds a BA (First Class Honours) degree in Photography, and an MA Degree in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography. Her work has been published in National Geographic books, PBS, Newsweek, The Guardian, Global Post, Berlinske, Politiken, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist & The Economist’s Intelligent Life,  China File, The Irish Times, Forbes, The Independent, Grazia, Ms. Magazine, Adbusters, Le Monde and The Financial Times as well as UNICEF UK.

Eric Miller

Eric Miller is one of the most widely published and experienced photojournalists working in South Africa. In the 1980s, he documented the struggle against apartheid and since the 1990s he has covered various aspects of the transformation process in South Africa, as well as travelling extensively across Africa on assignment for various European publications

Miller has worked on a range of assignments, from news-related stories covering the horrors of the Rwandan genocide and famine in Sudan, to human interest features such as women’s boxing, the training of sangomas and evocative essays capturing highlights of several dance and opera productions.

He has worked in over 26 African countries, plus many others further afield, producing an extensive archive of documentary stock and some travel images from countries including Botswana, Cuba, Congo (DRC), Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

Having spent several years working for the wire services, Reuters & AP, Miller now works freelance. Miller works mostly on assignment for a variety of European newspapers and magazines, as well as for both South African and international NGOs. His work has been published in most major magazines in South Africa and is regularly used in a range of major publications across Europe and the United States.

Cedric Nunn

South African photographer Cedric Nunn began working professionally as a photographer at 25. It was 1983 and South Africa was entering one of the darkest periods in its history. Nunn had joined the agency and collective Afrapix, determined to make images about life in South Africa that he was not seeing in the media. Almost 30 years later, Nunn is firmly established as one of South Africa’s most important photographers. His work has ranged widely across the South African physical and political landscape and he has photographed rallies, funerals and, in the early 1990s, the momentous political events surrounding Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.

Nunn’s most powerful images, however, focus on individuals and lives in places far from the noise of rallies and parades. He has amassed a wealth of images in rural Kwazulu-Natal—where his own family is from—that capture the minutiae of rural life and serve as one of the most important records of rural South Africa under apartheid. Nunn’s photographs evince a deep compassion for people who struggle for their livelihood in adverse circumstances and his work is at its most eloquent when he is in the homes of tenant farmers and their families, or in country classrooms, or crossing fields with women carrying water and firewood.

Nunn is deeply sensitive to the complexity of life lived in southern Africa. His work in rural areas does not paint a picture of a pastoral idyll but notes the hardships brought on by migrant labour, farm evictions, drought and overgrazing, feudal relationships and government-fomented factional and tribal rivalries. At the same time, in both his rural and urban images, he notices the small joys of home and community, the nuances of family ties and loyalties, and the extraordinary resilience of ordinary people.

Nunn was born in 1957 in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal, of 4th-generation mixed-race parentage, and raised in Hluhluwe, Mangete and Baynesfield. He began making photographs in Durban in the early ’80s but soon moved to Johannesburg and joined Afrapix. He has worked for newspapers, wire agencies, magazines and PR companies.

Nunn has conducted photography workshops for churches and the labour unions, and served as the director of the Market Photo Workshop. He has taught at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Wits School of Arts, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and The School for International Training. He has served on the national executive of the Professional Photographers of Southern Africa and been a judge of the Vodacom Awards and a judge and convenor of the Fuji Press Photo Awards. He has exhibited his work extensively at home and abroad.


Sarah Saunders

Sarah Saunders runs the UK-based digital consultancy Electric Lane. The Electric Lane team advises organisations and businesses on image DAM solutions and workflows, including DAM system specification and procurement, project management, data handling and mapping, keywording and taxonomy implementation, user interface requirements, and image sales systems.

Sarah has worked extensively with clients in the heritage sector, helping organisations plan and implement online image archive systems. She works with the International Press and Telecommunications Council (IPTC) Photometadata Working Group to set standards for data embedded in the image file. The IPTC photo metadata standard is the most widely used standard in the world being built into all major software systems including Adobe, Microsoft, Apple and many others. Sarah has also worked with European image library association CEPIC on European Union projects ARROW Plus and RDI (Rights Data Interchange). She speaks regularly at IPTC conferences and has presented a number of times at Henry Stewart DAM Conference. Clients include Glasgow Museums, National Galleries of Ireland, Historic Royal Palaces, British Museum, BBC Worldwide and Royal College of Physicians.




Sarah Saunders taught masterclasses on the first Heritage Digital Campus that Africa Media Online ran in 2009

Elles van Gelder

Elles van Gelder is a Dutch multimedia journalist based in Johannesburg. She moved to South Africa in 2007 to work on projects and assignments in sub-Saharan Africa as a writer, radio journalist, and videographer. Elles works as a freelancer and mainly focuses on features and has a love for long-term projects. 
While using her journalism skills individually, she also believes in merging the different ways you can tell stories in combining video, stills and audio. As a videographer she made the multimedia film Afrikaner Blood together with photographer Ilvy Njiokiktjien, for which they won the World Press Photo Multimedia Award 2012, a Picture of the Year International Award (POYI) in the category Issue Reporting Multimedia and the Lumix Multimedia Award 2012.
Her work has been published in many international publications, including Time Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine (UK), Mail & Guardian (South Africa), Le Figaro (France), L’Espresso (Italy) and National Geographic (The Netherlands).


Deryck van Steenderen

Deryck van Steenderen is a commercial photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa, working internationally. Deryck has shot international advertising campaigns like Coral (Germany), Axe (UK & Eastern Europe), Nokia Siemens Network (Worldwide), Lotto Interactive (UK) and has shot extensively for magazines like Cosmopolitan, Femina, Men’s Health, Men’s Health Living, Drive Out, O The Oprah Magazine, Mama’s & Papa’s, Click’s Club, Foschini Club and House & Garden.

Deryck served on the SAFREA Executive Committee from 2008 – 2009, overseeing the Business & Legal Portfolio. He was the founding member of the APP[A] in 2009 and founded the Creative Collaborative Collective in 2011. He is currently a member of the AOP (Association of Photographers) based in London (UK).

Deryck is passionate about promoting the financial viability and sustainability of photography as a career in South Africa and focuses on educating photographers in good professional practice and intellectual property basics. He taught Professional Photography (the business of photography) at the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography from 2008 – 2012. He has lectured in Professional Practice at City Varsity (Cape Town), The Cape Town School of Photography (2012 – Current) and at The Market Photo Workshop (2012). He was an invited guest speaker at the Photo & Film Expo in 2011 and 2012, speaking on Intellectual Property for Photographers.

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