The next instalment of CreativeMornings JHB, co-ordinated by the good folk at Nicework, is coming up. You can watch last month’s speaker, performance artist Jemma Khan in action here.
This month acclaimed photographer, Jodie Bieber will present a talk entitled ‘Between Darkness and Light’ relating to the international CreativeMornings topic, Bravery.
Jodie is a South African documentary photographer, who trained under the late Ken Oosterbroek. She photographed for The Star newspaper in the lead up to the first democratic elections, and in 1996 was chosen to participate in the World Press Masterclass held in Holland after which she started working on assignments for publications such as the New York Times magazine. Over a ten-year period (1994–2004) Jodie focused on the country of her birth, South Africa – photographing youth living on the fringes of South African society. This work finally found itself a home in a book – ‘Between Dogs and Wolves – Growing up with South Africa’. It was published and released in five countries in 2006. Her most recent book ‘Soweto’ was published in partnership with the Goethe Intitut and Jacana Media in May 2010. ‘Real Beauty’ will be published in 2013.
Her iconic photograph of young mutilated Afghan woman – Aisha – featured on the cover of Time magazine in August 2010 and Jodie was awarded the 54th annual World Press Photo of the Year for the image. Jodie has previously won nine World Press Photo awards and is only the second South African photographer to win the highest honour in the contest. Jodie was a finalist in The Women of the Year in the Media Awards in South Africa 2011. Winner of the Prix de le l’Union Europeene at the Recontres de Bamako Biennale Africaine de la Photographie .She is also a brand Ambassador for the province of Gauteng in South Africa.
Date: Friday 22nd November 2013
Place: Jozihub, 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark, Johannesburg
Attendance is free, but you need to register here to reserve your seat.