calling for entries to the Prize for Contemporary African Photography (POCAP)! Prize for Contemporary Photography

We call for entries to the Prize for Contemporary African Photography (POCAP)!

The five best portfolios will be presented during Art Basel 43 from 13 June through 17 June in public projections. A publication including work of the winning portfolios will accompany the projections. The winner will be included in the artist directory.

Scroll down to enter your portfolio containing 10 – 15 images concerning an Arican theme!

The call is open from noon, 28 April to noon, 28 May, 2012.

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Women In Photography Mentorship and Media and Advocacy Photography Mentorship Recipients Announcement 2012

2012 Media & Advocacy Photography Mentorship
The Market Photo Workshop, in partnership with the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, is pleased to announce Davina Jogi as the recipient of the 2012 Media and Advocacy Photography Mentorship at the Market Photo Workshop.

About the Media and Advocacy Photography Mentorship

The mentorship is aimed at the development of photographers with an interest in documenting societal issues that go unacknowledged in the mainstream media. The mentorship is for photographers interested in specialising in reporting, with a particular commitment to coverage of advocacy issues affecting diverse communities.

South African wins at 2012 Sony World Photographic Awards

Young South African Bernard Pieterse has been named the first-ever winner of the Environmental category in the Youth Competition of the prestigious 2012 Sony World Photography Awards, announced today by the World Photography Organisation.
Billed as the global photographic event of the year, the Sony World Photography Awards celebrates the very best in photography from around the world, from the next generation of emerging photographers through to the established masters of the art.

Nikon D800 SLR Digital Camera

The Nikon D800 SLR Digital Camera is more than a DSLR, it's a broadcast quality video camera as well. Powering both still and video capture is the FX-format CMOS 36.3Mp sensor and the powerful EXPEED 3 image-processing engine. Backing up the heart of the camera you'll find an optical low-pass filter that reduces false color and moire and an ISO range of 100-6400 that's expandable to ISO 50-25600 equivalent. Additionally, the D800 boasts 14-bit A/D conversion and 16-bit image processing. What's more, the camera's Nikon F mount accepts a multitude of NIKKOR lenses, included DX lenses and AF-S lenses; and Nikon Speedlights provide exceptional flash capabilities

The D800's Advanced Scene Recognition System with a 91k-pixel RGB sensor brings out precise, accurate colors in every scene, for natural-looking results. Face detection and a detailed scene analysis support more accurate autofocus, auto exposure, and i-TTL flash exposure for any number of compositional and lighting situations. When combined with auto-area AF and subject tracking in 3D-tracking, your images are even more fine-tuned. In addition, the 3D color matrix metering III feature results in pleasing auto exposures, especially when human faces are in the scene.

Nikon announces D4 'multi-media' DSLR

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Jan 5, 2012) – The new Nikon D4 digital SLR builds upon the legacy of the proven Nikon flagship D-SLRs before it, engineered to give today’s professional multimedia photographers a new apex of speed and accuracy with unparalleled image quality, low-light capability and Full HD video. The Nikon D4 hosts a multitude of advanced new features and useful functions that deliver speedy performance and amazing image quality for when missing the shot is not an option.

LaCie Announces Latest High-Speed Storage Solutions Featuring Thunderbolt Technology

LaCie announced its latest peripherals featuring Thunderbolt™ technology today at the 2012 International CES®. The new 2big Thunderbolt Series delivers speed, flexibility and capacity, while the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series allows users to connect external eSATA drives to their new Macs®. This announcement follows the unprecedented success of LaCie's Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series and further asserts the company's commitment to deliver high-quality products featuring Thunderbolt technology.

"LaCie is proud to offer the widest range of storage solutions featuring Thunderbolt technology," said Erwan Girard, Professional Business Unit Manager, LaCie. "These products are some of the fastest and most flexible storage solutions on the market. They will dramatically accelerate the workflow of even the most demanding digital users."

LaCie Thunderbolt-Enabled Little Big Disk

 LaCie's first Thunderbolt hard drives are finally available, more than 6 months after Apple put its first Thunderbolt-enabled Macs on sale.

It is available with either a traditional hard disk drive or you can opt for the more expensive solid-state model, and features two Thunderbolt ports to make it suitable for daisy-chaining other Thunderbolt-equipped peripherals.

Lacie explains in the product’s description why Thunderbolt drives are a must-have:

"This new high-speed cable technology connects computers and electronic devices together like never before. Thunderbolt technology supports two 10Gb/s bi-directional channels from a single port, the fastest data connection available on a personal computer. At 10Gb/s, a full-length HD movie can be transferred in less than 30 seconds."

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Fale le Fale

Fale le Fale
an exhibition by David Goldblatt

Founder of the Market Photo Workshop, David Goldblatt, celebrated his 80th birthday in November last year. In recognition of his extensive contribution, not only to the Photo Workshop, but also to photography in South Africa, we cordially invite you to the opening of his first exhibition at The Photo Workshop Gallery: Fale le Fale.

Fale le Fale is an exhibition of works selected from both Goldblatt’s historical oeuvre as well as the work he actively continues to produce,  which explores the shifts in significance over time and the ways in which meaning is made through processes of representation. Goldblatt’s photographs are often invested in similar ways, enacting multiple and layered perspectives and questioning the function of photography as a medium of representation. Fale le Fale is Sesotho for ‘There and There’ referencing the curatorial process of selecting photographs from ‘there and there’ for this exhibition, but also as a suggestion of the ways in which Goldblatt’s practice has encompassed not only a wide coverage of places and times, but also of meanings, of ideas.

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