The latest news, information and blog posts about the Ernest Cole Award can be found here.
The next Ernest Cole Award will be held mid 2020. Please watch the website for more details.
The winner of the Ernest Cole Award, 2017 is Daylin Paul for his project called Broken Land. The project explores the other side of power. Set in Mpumalanga, home of 46% of South Africa’s arable soils, it is also the area where nine power burning coal stations are active.
Masixole Feni the winner of the Ernest Cole Award, 2015 for his project – A Drain on Our Dignity will launch his book and exhibition 3rd August, 2017 at the CAS Gallery, UCT.
There will a series of workshops for applicants for the 2017 Ernest Cole Award. Participants will be able to engage with experienced visual story tellers to help them assemble their own proposals for the 2017 application process due mid June 2017.
Masixole Feni is this year’s winner of the Ernest Cole Award for his project – A Drain on Our Dignity. Feni, an activist photographer who also works for GroundUp documenting social issues, won the award for focusing his camera on the lack of service delivery and the life of the marginalised. As he says, “I live at the back of an RDP house in Mfuleni on the Cape Flats. I experience issues like poor sanitation, access to clean water and the flooding first hand”.
A City Refracted is a visual journey symbolically reflecting the shifting typographies of the inner city of Johannesburg. Using an experimental style of street photography, Graeme Williams' work suggests waves of movement and migration, of promise and intrusion, inextricably tied to Egoli's spatial and social order.
The Other Camera is an exhibition of 67 photographs curated over six years by veteran photographer Paul Weinberg in his current manifestation as archivist for the University of Cape Town libraries.
UCT Libraries is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2015 Ernest Cole Award.
We are excited to announce that 2013 winner of the Ernest Cole Award is Graeme Williams, whose submission is titled ‘in da city’.
The study explores Johannesburg's inner city which has served as a first stop for many new arrivals since its formation as a mining town many years ago, yet is a city that has always been vibrant and is in a constant state of flux.
Last week we held workshops in Cape Town and Johannesburg to support people that are looking at making a submission for this year's award. These were run in collaboration with the Cape Town School of Photography and the Market Photo Workshop. Some key points were made by the presenters around creating an enticing visual story or narrative.