Zimbabwe Association of Female Photographers (ZAFP)
The ZAFP is a platform and network for female photographers in Zimbabwe.
Intended to encourage professional development among women photographers: to help them network, improve their skills, become more visible in the industry – and get jobs. Providing an overall assistance to any matter that members might struggle with; pricing, licencing and notifying on competitions, courses and work opportunities etc. The ZAFP also provides peer-training and portfolio reviews to help members learn from each other's skills through constructive criticism.
Sudanese Photographers Group (SPG)
Sudanese Photographers Group is aimed at bringing together photographers in Sudan who are interested in photography as a creative and critical practice.
To promote photography and to provide a photography platform in Sudan through capacity building for photographers, enabling them to think about subjects and situations critically before photographing them – and producing images that relate to our context, and which reflect how we as Sudanese see our place in the world.
Nlele Institute is an eclectic model, comprising both an informal approach to learning and efforts towards a defined photography curriculum.
Providing training to develop young photographers through workshops and seminars. Aims to create diversity and versatility photography training. The Nlele Institute is also strongly motivated by the need to create awareness regarding the lack of infrastructure, human resources and budgets to develop and promote photography training in Nigeria.
Uganda Press Photo Award
The Uganda Press Photo Award is a platform for people interested in photography and seeking to record the visual history of Uganda
Generally, a competition, but during the year’s programme there is a majority focus on education. The award aims to promote the best of today’s photojournalism in Uganda as well as encouraging a new generation of photographers. It also seeks to remind the viewing public of the importance of a vibrant press for democratic development.
Nuku Studio is a hybrid platform undertaking photography projects in Accra.
Supporting photographic research, conservation programs and the development of photography in Ghana. Offering a place of formality where photographers can learn, update their skills, and move towards artistic and commercial viability.
Aims to offer project development and project support services through a broader educational program by reaching children dealing with issues in the school system.
Photography Training Centre (CFP)
‘Cadre de promotion pour la Formation en Photographie’ has established the Photography Training Centre (CFP); training young and professional photographers and promoting photography.
The Photography Training Centre is a 2-year photography training programme based on a new concept centred on conceptual and commercial photography. The objective of the course is developing photographers who are able to live from their work by being integrated in the world market of photography.
Espace Photo Partage (EPP)
EPP is a photography learning space with a photography programme, conducting workshops throughout the year where people can freely learn photography and share knowledge.
Training of Mali’s younger photography generation by providing knowledge based information on photography such as technique, depending on their interest. Leaning towards artistic and conceptual photography. By organising participative training workshops where photographers meet to share their skills and experiences. To raise awareness, to teach photography and to promote photography
National School of Fine Arts in Dakar
Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Dakar is a public school of arts with different training fields available, including photography.
Aiming to create a viable photography training programme as part of a longer programme. The programme enables students to recognise qualities and structure of a good picture, while providing the fundamentals of photography, including composition, light, screening and mass distribution.
Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
A contemporary art institution with a specific interest in contemporary image practices and related critical reflections including a photo school.
CiC's educational program is developed in proximity to the contents of our exhibitions, talks and screenings and our facilities, particularly our digital and analogue labs and the CiC Library. Our workshops and courses combine the technical knowhow of contemporary still and moving image practices with critical reflection, group discussions and room for experimentation. Beyond introducing a wide audience to image making through workshops and courses, our library regularly hosts reading and working groups on various topics and our research / knowledge production engages primarily with local and regional contemporary art, film and photography works, visual culture and questions of representation.
Durban, South Africa
Durban Centre for Photography (DCP)
DCP serves as a space for photographic collective learning, where professional photographers mentor from behind their own work.
Largely focusing on social documentary photography, with priority placed on narrative development on and by citizens of the African continent. Contextualized by the lived realities of past and present Sou th Africa, the DCP holds strong emphasis on the pursuit of a new burgeoning Africaness, exploring its dynamism and re-shaping aesthetics, informing self-reflection.
Photogarage is an innovative experiential learning concept.
A part-time operation aiming to address the need to promote photography as a medium in South Africa. By emphasizing training on visual literacy, the culture of photography and looking at significant past and contemporary photographers. Photogarage creates acquired knowledge of photography through stimulating debates and creativity among students.
Cape Town, South Africa
Michaelis School of Fine Art
Michaelis School of Fine Art, the Fine Arts department of the University of Cape Town.
Michaelis offers a mix of Fine Art study with courses in Studiowork, Foundation, Discourse of Art, Theory and Practice of Art in addition to a range of Humanities electives. Studiowork majors include Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography and New Media developing conceptual, critical and creative thinking about contemporary art practice.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Market Photo Workshop (MPW)
MPW is a school of photography, gallery and project space.
Offering a range of courses in photography and visual literacy, as well as multi-layered projects. The Advanced Programme in Photography and the Photojournalism, the Documentary Photography Programme and Photography Incubator Programme are notable programmes developing critical and practical skills.
Photo: is a platform that develops photography projects around socially relevant and contemporary issues with a particular focus on South Africa and Africa and working with emerging photographers.
Through longer term mentorship-based, exhibitions and exchange projects Photo: works with photographers from the region and continent to develop relevant new and existing bodies of work and build further critical and integrated skills. Project processes are based on collective support and field engagement towards knowledge exchange and to elucidate current social and political concerns.
Wits School of Arts (WSOA), Division of Fine Arts; University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)
Wits School of Arts (WSOA) is vibrantly interdisciplinary, combining technical training in artistic production with high levels of conceptual and creative thinking.
The school seeks to engage in critical practice across various disciplines and media.
By getting students to adopt a critical viewpoints concerning socio-economic issues, and also towards their own projects combines critical inquiry with artistic practice in ways that engage in transformative ways with our contemporary urban, African and global contexts.