An out­let for young lens­men

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - NOKUTHULA ZWANE

LO­CAL pho­to­jour­nal­ist Phan­dul­wazi “Phando” Jikelo will have his work ex­hib­ited dur­ing the An­drei Stenin In­ter­na­tional Photo Con­test for young pho­to­jour­nal­ists.

The con­test fo­cuses on young photo re­porters aged be­tween 18 and 33, and will be host­ing the Joburg leg of the global pho­to­jour­nal­ism ex­hi­bi­tion at the Mar­ket Photo Workshop in New­town to­day.

A se­lec­tion of win­ning en­tries from all over the world will be show­cased, and Jikelo’s will be there too.

Jikelo, 33, is a for­mer Cape Times pho­tog­ra­pher who is now with the African News Agency.

He won first prize in the An­drei Stenin In­ter­na­tional Press Photo Con­test in Septem­ber for his en­try on the Grabouw Hous­ing Protest.

The en­try was one of 5 000 from 76 coun­tries.

This ex­hi­bi­tion forms part of the in­ter­na­tional tour of the An­drei Stenin In­ter­na­tional Press Photo Con­test or­gan­ised by the Ros­siya Se­god­nya (Rus­sia To­day) me­dia group un­der the sup­port of the Com­mis­sion of the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion for the UN Ed­u­ca­tional, Sci­en­tific and Cul­tural Or­gan­i­sa­tion (Unesco).

The con­test is in mem­ory of Rus­sian pho­to­jour­nal­ist An­drei Stenin, who trag­i­cally lost his life in the field while cov­er­ing the war in Ukraine in Au­gust 2014.

This is Rus­sia’s only plat­form that sup­ports young pho­tog­ra­phers by al­low­ing them to make a name for them­selves on a global scale.

The first leg of this ex­hi­bi­tion was opened in Cape Town at Eclec­tica Con­tem­po­rary.

The Joburg ex­hi­bi­tion will be held at the Mar­ket Photo Workshop, 138 Lil­ian Ngoyi Street, New­town and takes place from to­day un­til the 28th.

Part­ners of the ex­hi­bi­tion in­clude the Rus­sian Em­bassy and spe­cial­ist pho­to­graphic provider ORMS Print­ing and Fram­ing.

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