YaPhoto – Yaounde Photo Network, Cameroon’s new independent photography platform launches its pilot edition YaPhoto#0 in November 2016. Entitled What we see, informed by the work of the photographers who took part in YaPhoto’s first workshop last summer, this edition is conceived as a series of live events around photography practice, programmed in collaboration with local partner venues.
In this context YaPhoto invites photographers across Africa to submit their images for Clubbin’ Africa, an evening of projections and music at Maeva Ea Lounge, Yaounde. This event will explore questions of representation, self-assertion, personal and collective identities through body language, clothing, styling and their manifestation in socialising spaces allowing for both the expression of the self and performed identities.
It is also an opportunity to showcase a wide range of practitioners exploring nightlife, experimenting with complex lighting, compositions, capturing movements (from body to cultures), translating an atmosphere, while building a strong narrative behind their images.
Interested photographers should send:
- a series of 10 to 20 images jpeg format, 300dpi via wetransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
- a statement about the series (Word format or PDF)
- a short biography with a list of exhibitions/publications (Word format or PDF).
Deadline Friday 21 October 2016.
The selected photographers will have their work presented at Maeva Ea Lounge, as part of the Clubbin’ Africa evening, and included in the series of portfolios featured on YaPhoto website.
Maeva Ea Lounge is a leisure venue comprising a cabaret, a restaurant and an American bar. It offers quality entertainment and promotes artistic and cultural creativity through visual arts, music, food and fashion.
YaPhoto – Yaounde Photo Network is an independent platform created by Christine Eyene and Landry Mbassi in Yaounde, in July 2016. This initiative is dedicated to promoting fine art, documentary and experimental photography as well as lens-based practices including video and new media arts in Cameroon and internationally.
YaPhoto#0: What we see is curated by Christine Eyene in collaboration with Landry Mbassi assisted by Aude Mgba.
Cover image by Christine Eyene, Douala, 2010.