Schlagwort-Archive: Südafrika

#FacesOfPhotography – Teil 106: Samantha Reinders aus Kapstadt

Den Lockdown in Südafrika verbrachte Samantha Reinders mit ihren Eltern – und umgeben von vielen Tieren. Seitdem sie wieder in Kapstadt ist, denkt sie über ein großes freies Projekt nach. Darüber und natürlich über noch mehr hat sie mit den #FacesOfPhotography gesprochen:

Samantha, how are you doing? 
Lockdown has been a rollercoaster of feelings, the lowest lows and the highest highs. The rollercoaster continues.
I spent the hard lockdown at my home on a small holding a few hours from Cape Town. I was locked down here with my at risk parents, 6 broody rabbits, a menagerie of turkey’s, chickens, cheeky ducks, goats and a lone sheep. And the sound of birds.
I’m back in Cape Town now, work has resumed. I’m used to traveling so much more that the cabin fever is real.

What have you experienced photographically in the last weeks and months?
I struggled initially to make images to begin with. I couldn’t understand my feelings, let alone conceptualize or visualize them. That’s only coming now…

What are you currently working on? 
I’ve just tiptoed into the start of a new personal project that is really exciting… watch this space!

What do you think about the role of photography especially in these times? 

It is incredibly important. The art we make now will define this time 100 years from now. We’re making an archive.

What do you wish for your personal photographic future?

To make an impact, however small, by introducing people to each other – through images – who would otherwise not have met. I want to continue learning and evolving as a photographer.

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#FacesOfPhotography – Teil 83: Obie Oberholzer aus Natures Valley

Obie Oberholzer wird die Zeit der Krise nutzen, um Material für sein fünfzehntes Buch zusammen zu stellen – mit Bildern aus 50 Jahren seiner Fotografie. Darüber und über die Zeiten der Pandemie in Südafrika haben die #FacesOfPhotography mit ihm gesprochen:

Obie, how are you in these strange times?
I guess, at my age one must take extra care, eat healthy and stay fit. Just before the tough lockdown here in South Africa, I had completed all the images for a coffee table book on TOKARA, one of the finest wine estates on this earth. (Situated near Stellenbosch) So, I had ample time to work on the editing, text and captions.

If we weren’t in crisis, what would you be working on?
I had planned to travel to the Netherlands to work with a Dutch publisher. In South Africa there are eight places named with Dutch origins. I had already photographed some of the villages all around South Africa. The intended plan was to travel to The Netherlands and shoot towns and cities with the same names. So… C’est-la-vie, we will have to see what happens down here and over there.

What are you working on instead?
I have started to collect all my travel images and stories for a my new book. I might title it, ‘WONDERER’. This will be my 15th coffee table book. Sadly, one of the magazines that I work the most for, ‘Country Life Magazine’ has ceased to publish. Many other hang in the balance.

Is it already clear what the crisis means for photography industry in the SA?
Hard to say. I think that young photographers that are just starting out, will have to find alternative work to survive. All we really have at the moment is hope.

Do you think that ways of seeing and visual languages will change against the background of the crisis?
This Covid-19 crisis had smashed the life out of so much in South Africa. The hardships for most of the population are almost unimaginable. My wife and myself are few of the fortunate ones. We live in Natures Valley, a small coastal village on the Cape south coast. It is completely surrounded by a national park.

What is your personal photographic wish for the time after the crisis?
I have been in this photographic business for almost 50 years. I will return to do what I do best —- tell stories about people and places in Southern Africa. “Follow that dream”, I’ve always called it. That dream changes with age, time and circumstances, but I will always follow it, wherever it takes me.

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Horizonte-Countdown 2017 | Obie Oberholzer

Mehr als 100.000 Meeressäugetiere und Millionen von Seevögeln und Fischen sterben jährlich an gefressenen oder um sie gewickelten Plastikteilen.**

Das Fazit daraus ist: Plastikmüll gehört nicht in die Meere! Und jeder kann seinen Teil zum Schutz der Ozeane beitragen – durch Einschränkung des eigenen Plastikkonsums. Und durch konsequentes Aufsammeln von angeschwemmtem Plastik.

Genau dazu ruft die Ausstellung »Pick It Up« auf, für die wir 13 internationale Fotografen  gebeten haben, aus dem Plastikmüll vor ihrer Haustür ein Bild zu machen – um zu dokumentieren, dass das Problem weltweit gravierende Folgen hat.

Die Schau ist übrigens ab dem 20. Mai bei zehnten Jubiläumsfestival horizonte zingst zu sehen.

Heute: Obie Oberholzer – Nature’s Valley | Südafrika | Afrika | Indischer Ozean

Where did you take your photo?
​This​ image was shots in a rock pool in the wild coastline of the Tsitsikamma National Park near the coastal village of Natures Valley along South Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline

Why did you shoot in that way?
​The dead seal was wedged along a steep cliff along the ocean. There was little space to work so the ​the only possible angle was a vertical view.

How long did search for the motif?
​I noted this dead seal on a afternoon walk. It must have died trying to eat something in the plastic or maybe got tangled in it. Luckily it was still there in the morning, after the high tide.​

Did you learn anything out of the project?
Plastic products and its polluton is one of the worlds biggest enviromental problems.​

Who are you?
A ​South African photographer. ​


** Quelle: »Das Ozeanbuch – Über die Bedrohung der Meere« von Esther Gonstalla, erscheint im August 2017 im Oekom-Verlag unter der ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-96006-012-3

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