Thursday 6 December 2018, 6-9PM at SOFACOMPANY.COM GRAND SHOWROOM, 72 HUDSON STREET, DE WATERKANT, CAPE TOWN.
PICHA Stock in collaboration with Fujifilm SA, Cameraland Cape Town, BLQ, Ground Art Caffe and sofacompany.com will launch the Future Focus Exhibition on December’s First Thursdays. This photographic exhibition aims to provide African photographers with a platform to prove that local creatives are more than capable of producing work worthy of global attention.
AFROFUTURISM: A movement in literature, music, art, etc., featuring futuristic or science fiction themes which incorporate elements of black history and culture.
Launching on the last First Thursdays of 2018, the Cape Town event will feature interpretations of the “Afrofuturism” concept by photographers from across the continent. The final selection of images has been curated by Daron Bandeira, Ghana-based art director and founder of the contemporary creative platform, Afrobougee. Guests will also be able to enjoy a panel discussion with prominent local creatives as well as an Afrofuturism-inspired open shoot where photographers have the opportunity to shoot with a live model. All work will remain on display and for sale at sofacompany.com’s Grand Showroom until 17 January 2019.
Identical exhibitions will launch in Nairobi, Kenya and Accra, Ghana in partnership with Quality Frames Kenya and Signature Lifestyle later this year.
IT’S TIME FOR AFRICA TO LEAD THE VISUAL NARRATIVE.
PICHA provides image buyers with access to royalty-free stock photography of Africa and custom content creation services that help them tell authentic visual stories and connect with their audiences. We work closely with local photographers to empower creatives across our continent by showing them how they can earn a living from their art. The brand is driven by visual content that showcases a contemporary side of Africa and people of the African diaspora.