Contemporary African Art Exhibition Series

"‘The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box".
- Henri Cartier Bresson

From the pioneering work of stop-motion photographer Eadweard Muybridge to Sam Mzima's famous photograph of Hector Pieterson's limp body during the Soweto uprising, photography has proven over and over to be the most effective medium in telling a "One Second Story."

If you had one second to tell the most compelling story, how would you do it?

The workshop, open to all levels of photographers, is designed and led by two accomplished and dynamic photographers, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine and Antony Kaminju.

Drawing on his experience as a photographer, a Professor at the University Of Southern California (USC), an actor who is known for his work in the feature film BLOOD DIAMOND, the TV series HEROES and the critically acclaimed new HBO series TREME, Ntare will discuss his multidisciplinary approach to photography. Through a series of creative exercises, workshop participants will learn techniques on how to explore their own personal narratives in telling a "One Second Story" through photography. In the spirit of Master Photographer Muybridge, Ntare will also explore the range of possibilities in shooting at 1/100th of one second to a full one second.

Acclaimed photographer, photo editor and lecturer Antony Kaminju, known in part for his striking series of photographs on the sub culture of South African soccer fans will discuss his extensive photojournalistic background and approach to photography. Antony will lead workshop participants in a series of exercises to develop and explore compelling social narratives that can be told in a "One Second Story" through photography.

The workshop will take place on Friday 10th & Saturday 11th December. Sessions are from 11am to 4pm with a lunch break. The practical assignment commences in the afternoon of the Friday workshop overseen by both Ntare and Antony. The following day the assignment work is critiqued and the remaining part of the workshop is taken up with techniques on creating a personal style, editing and presentation.

The two day programme costs AED 500 and is payable at the gallery in advance to secure a place. Only 25 places are available and booking will work on a first come first served basis.

Canon, the program’s exclusive photography sponsor, will provide state of the art photographic equipment for use during the workshop.

Friday 10th December 11am – 4pm
The Mojo Gallery + off-site field assignment

Saturday 11th December 11am – 4pm
The Mojo Gallery

Places - 25

Skill Level - Advanced beginner/Intermediate +

Price - AED 500 - Full payment required on booking