Vision AfriKa held its very first photography exhibition in partnership with the Stellenbosch Academy of Photography and Design. Vision AfriKa Gr. 11’s and the 1st year students of the Academy spent three afternoons photographing Kayamandi, with the purpose of documenting “Living and Learning in Kayamandi”. For the Vision AfriKa Gr. 11’s, this was an opportunity to learn about the art of photography, but also to view living and learning in their own community through a new lens. They decided to use the photography exhibition as a way to advocate the importance of improving education in Kayamandi.
There were three prizes for the best photographs, which were won by Elethu Yawa, Unathi Mithani and Sinazo Nqwelo. The evening was highly enjoyable and was attended by a mixture of people from the Kayamandi community, Vision AfriKa supporters, photography students and various other interested parties. The Gr. 11’s delighted the crowd with their energetic songs and dances. A beautiful coffee table book containing all the pictures was printed, which can be ordered from Magdelien Spies ([email protected]) at R400 per book.
We are very grateful to our sponsors, who made this evening possible:
Spier sponsored a wine-tasting table, and Gino’s generously sponsored 60 pizzas. The printing of the photos for display and for a beautiful coffee-table book was made possible by Orms Pro Photo and Clarion Printed Products. Instant cameras were sponsored by Kodak Express Digital Solutions in Stellenbosch Square. Vouchers to the value of R150 were sponsored by The Apprentice and Mill Coffee House as prizes to photographers. Heron Ridge sponsored the box of wine, and the Camelot Spa sponsored two massage vouchers and one spa voucher to the value of R2000. Finally, each Gr. 11 student received a ‘goody bag’ brimming with delicious food and other essentials from Libstar.
Last but not least, Vision AfriKa would like to thank the Stellenbosch Academy of Photography and Design for this opportunity, and especially Garyth Bevan who made this evening a reality.
The photos featured in the exhibition will be posted shortly.