UPDATE: Ernest Cole Award Workshops

13 May 2013 - 12:30

We still have spaces left for this weeks workshops in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Please contact us if you are interested. 

You can see the rest of the original post regarding the workshops below. We have also opened the workshops up to those people that might not be submitting for this year's award but are working on a documentary style project. 

Original Post: 

We are excited to announce that people who are intending to make a submission for the 2013 Award are invited to apply to attend a workshop about developing a coherent visual narrative. During the adjudication process of previous years, it has come to our attention that a number of excellent entries have not yielded their full potential because of their presentations both intellectual and visual. For these reasons we wish to offer potential awardees the opportunity to develop their skills in visual storytelling and how best to articulate their ideas with some of South Africa’s foremost photographers.

The workshops will take place in Cape Town, Jo’burg and Durban during May 2013, with presentations by established photographers. Thereafter participants will have an opportunity to share their own work with the presenters. There will be a maximum of 20 people per workshop and places will be granted to those who are serious submitters for the 2013 award.

People should submit a portfolio lo-res images of the project they intend to submit (max. 20 images) and their draft submission form (downloadable from this website) to

Please send your application to attend the workshops by the 10th May 2013.

The workshops will take place as follows: 

  • Cape Town - 16th May 2013, from 9am - 12pm in collaboration with The Cape Town School of Photography. The presenters will be Paul Weinberg, David Lurie and Samantha Reinders. 
  • Johannesburg - 17th May 2013, from 9am - 12pm as a collaboration with the The Market Photo Workshop. The presenters will be Jodi Bieber and Greg Marinovich. 
  • Durban - Dates to be announced. The workshop will take place at the KZN Gallery and is taking place in collaboration with the DCP.