• Deadline: Tuesday 3 May 2016

    Are you a practicing South African photojournalist? Here is an opportunity for you to hone your photography skills.

    The Market Photo Workshop, with the support of the Department of Arts and Culture, has developed an opportunity for practicing photographers to refine and expand their practice. The Photography Incubator Programme is a one-year training that will offer participants both practical and theoretical knowledge and skills.

    The targeted training will only be offered to South Africans with at least 2 years of practical experience. It is aimed at enhancing and refining the photographers’ professional practice.

    The Programme which will begin in May 2016 and end in March 2017, will provide the participants with practical experience; and exposure to fully understand all aspects of the photography industry.

    The experience includes gallery business, curatorial practice, image editing, photography training development, participatory photography projects design and management, and it also explores photography as an artistic, commercial, and media practice. The roll out of the program is made up of mandatory Master-classes and mentorships, and it is scheduled in such way that it allows participants to still continue with own day to day practice with minimal interruption.

    Why you should take advantage of the opportunity

    As a photographer, your will have fully developed projects in the form of exhibitions, participatory projects, talks, workshops, open studios, photo walks, publications, screenings and online projects.

    In addition to being engaged with public and communities through photography, the participant will also have fully developed portfolios with business plans and or project proposals. There is also an opportunity for publication of the artwork.

    Proposal Requirements

    • Biography of individual applying
    • Project description including objectives (max 1 page): List proposed project Goals/Objectives; List each of your proposed project strengths, weaknesses, opportunities or threats in the description
    • Project schedule with milestones and implementation
    • A comprehensive CV
    • An existing portfolio of 12-20 photographs (Jpeg files, folder not more than 5MB).

    For more information about the selection criteria and details on how to avail your proposal, visit the Market Photo Workshop website.

    Image credit: marketphotoworkshop.co.za