Foto Fence Competition

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Wednesday, 3rd December 2014

Mission: Discover amazing new photographers in Grahamstown and celebrate their work in an outdoor gallery.

The Fiddlers’ Green precinct in Grahamstown will become a temporary outdoor art gallery early in early 2015 when the Foto Fence exhibition, featuring photographs of life in and around the City, opens to the public. At the same time as the opening, winners of a city-wide photography competition will be named.

The Foto Fence project is the brainchild of Rhodes University lecturer and photographer Brent Meistre, who hopes that the project will help identify up and coming photographers deserving of further training and mentorship as part of the EU-funded Makana Arts Academy.

The judges are looking for photographs taken by ordinary Grahamstonians “reflecting their life in and attitude toward their city” in four categories: City/land scapes; Afro-futurists & selfies; Life up-close; and Live–action.

The project aims to discover hidden creative photographers in Grahamstown who see their immediate world around them with a fresh, unique and different eye.

The judges will select the finalists whose work, together with the work of established Grahamstown photographers, will make up the Foto Fence exhibition in March. Anyone may enter the competition, but the stipulation is that photographs must be taken in the Grahamstown/Makana area.

The closing date for entries is 13 February 2015 and full details and entry forms are available for download by clicking here