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”.