Photography exhibition opens at Goethe Institut

The exhibition showcases the best of photojournalistic works by eight local photographers; each photographer will showcase a series of images based on a theme that had previously been evoked by Jean-Luc Dushime: celebrations, nightlife, studio portraiture, and documentary portraiture in situ, everyday life, and many more.
A photographer explains to guests about his work on display. (Julius Bizimungu)
A photographer explains to guests about his work on display. (Julius Bizimungu)

A photography exhibition dubbed ‘The Journey’ opened on Thursday evening at Goethe Institut in Kigali.

The exhibition showcases the best of photojournalistic works by eight local photographers; each photographer will showcase a series of images based on a theme that had previously been evoked by Jean-Luc Dushime: celebrations, nightlife, studio portraiture, and documentary portraiture in situ, everyday life, and many more. 

 

In February 2016, Kwanda Art Foundation and Goethe Institut Kigali teamed up to organise a photography workshop targeting young talents in photography. The aim was to support and promote the work of young Rwandan artists.

 
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Nicole Isimbi, one of the female exhibitors, explaining the concept behind her photographs. (Julius Bizimungu)

The event has provided an opportunity for young Rwandan photographers to work toward the creation of a photo series.

 

“I was inspired to organise this event after attending a continental photography exhibition which took place in Mali this year,” said Jacques Nkizingabo, a renowned photographer and curator.

“The main aim of this exhibition is to help people understand that photography can be used as a language to connect and teach the world,” he added. 

Nicole Isimbi, one of the female exhibitors, said the exhibition seeks to unpack the factors that invent new identities and ways of seeing within and around urban environments.

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Exhibitors pose for photos at the opening of 'The Journey' exhibition. (Julius Bizimungu)

Workshops are also part of the exhibition, where participants discuss subjects such as socio-economic positioning, cultural shifts toward popular cultures, globalisation and digital advances of cultural production. 

The opening attracted a huge crowd that included photo enthusiasts and curators. The exhibition ends on April 28.

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