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“The Journey” Photo Exhibition by 8 Rwandan Photographers 21–28 April 2016; Goethe-Institut Kigali “The Journey” examines how photographs document and represent time and space. This exhibition seeks to unpack the factors that invent new identities and ways of seeing within and around urban environments. This includes subjects such as socio-economic positioning, cultural shifts toward popular cultures; globalization and digital advances of cultural production. Further themes that are explored in “The Journey” are post-colonial re-readings of relics throughout our cities and spaces, and the role of transitions and transformations within this newly envisioned environments. In February 2016, Kwanda Art Foundation and Goethe Institut Kigali teamed up to organize a photography workshop targeting young talents of Rwandan photography. The idea behind this photography workshop, which was facilitated by Jean Luc Dushime, was to support and promote the work of young Rwandan artists. The training program was an opportunity for young Rwandan photographers to work toward the creation of a photo series. Eight Rwandan photographers were able to participate, and each photographer produced a series of images based on a theme that had previously been evoked by Jean Luc Dushime: celebrations, nightlife, studio portraiture, and documentary portraiture in situ, everyday life, and many more. In this way, each new series was both a unique homage to the Rwandan photographer and a creative exploration of the multiple facets of contemporary Rwanda. This exhibition presents a selection of images by the artists inspired by his work during the workshop. “The Journey” – Exhibition Details 21–28 April 2016; Goethe-Institut Kigali Opening: Thursday, 21 April 2016, 6pm Free Entrance 13 KN 27 Street (Avenue Paul VI), Kiyovu, Kigali Phone: +250 784 579 943 Made possible with support from Goethe-Institut Kigali.
We had our First Photography Workshop in Kigali. Supported by Goethe Institute with Jean Luc Dushime as a trainer. We had 8 participants, who had a very good time. It was a great Workshop, with lot's of learing and great fun. The results of the Workshop will be shown in an upcoming exhibition at the Goethe Institute soon...
Next Day, we had another tour through the neighbourhood by day…again we went with a handfull of exited kids, who wanted to learn and engage in photography... We started in the morning and ended in late afternoon in Jacques house. There we discussed the pics which the kids were shooting during the day.
We had our first tour / workshop with street-kids in Kigali... Jacques introduced me to some of th estreet-kids in Kigali. We met them in the night, and we walked with them through the city. We shared our camersa with them and let them take pictures of their neighbourhood. After the shooting, we went to a small cantine and talked about the images, what they wanted to show, and how they could improve with composition and such. And we shared some food with them... We realized, that this is a project for us to do. So we started learning4change, which is an ongoing project with and for the street-kids.
End-of-2015 Kwandaart.org comes to life. During our project in Kigali in November and December 2015, we, Jacques and me, we decided to start a Organisation. We are aiming to built a platform for artists in Rwanda. Start is a photography project with street-kids. learning4change