Photography and Democracy is starting ‘Dispatches from P & D’ (Photography and Democracy).
Here, P & D is branching out to talk to more image makers and beyond, into a wider discussion around these topics, also reaching out beyond South Africa.
As you know, Photography and Democracy is an online documentary project about photography and democracy in South Africa. It now takes the form of a series of video interviews with South African photographers talking about their work; South Africa then and now; Apartheid; the transition to democracy, and the state of things now.
Viewable on www.photographyanddemocracy.com, the videos are accessible to students, educators and others with an interest in photography and South Africa. The blog posts about each video (categorized ‘video blog’) are posted in the column next to this one.
It’s a wide selection of interviews with prominent South African photographers, who have been very generous with their time and insights. However, it’s of course not meant to be a final or exclusive list – but it’s hoped that the topics and events shared spark a useful reflection on history, as well as on our current- and future-democracy and photojournalism practice.
And now in ‘Dispatches from P & D,’ we hope to build on that, furthering a web of additional relevant information and discussion.