Evelyn Groenink
Read the full article in English here . Op zoek naar het koffie-met-melk-paradijs In februari dit jaar opent in het Rijksmuseum een tentoonstelling over vier eeuwen van relaties tussen Nederland en Zuid-Afrika. Dat land was eerst niet meer dan een ‘verversingsstation’ voor het schip van Jan van Riebeeck; later, lang nadat deze zijn haag van bittere amandelen had geplant om de ‘inboorlingen’ van zijn kolonie weg te houden, werd het officieel het land van apartheid. Nog later, tijdens en na de anti... Read the full article in English here . Op zoek naar het koffie-met-melk-paradijs In februari dit jaar opent in het Rijksmuseum een tentoonstelling over...
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ZAM latest Photo Editions covers the work of Capetonian photographer Yasser Booley. This is a result of the collaboration between ZAM, the photographer, his curator Joan Legalamitlwa and Africalia . The visuals are chosen from Booley's recently published collection, South Africa at Liberty , an Africalia edition. Click here to view Photo Editions #2 with Yasser Booley. A touring exhibition presents a selection of 40 photos of Yasser Booley from the book South Africa at Liberty. Interested galleries... ZAM latest Photo Editions covers the work of Capetonian photographer Yasser Booley. This is a result of the collaboration between ZAM, the photographer,...
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Anton Corbijn: "I am extremely excited that the work has found a home in Cape Town." As an expression of our appreciation for the achievements of Artscape in turning this former exclusively white bastion into a meeting place for all people, ZAM has donated a print of the artwork Mandela Landscape to the theatre. ZAM values its partnership with Artscape as a celebration of the power of arts and culture in building just and equal societies. Mandela Landscape, an art piece by photographer Anton... Anton Corbijn: "I am extremely excited that the work has found a home in Cape Town." As an expression of our appreciation for the achievements of...
ZAM Reporter and Pieter Boersma (pictures)
A visual journey by Dutch photographer Pieter Boersma Nowhere in Africa has a colonial occupation left more footprints than in Namiba. While the German occupying power only lasted three decades (1884 – 1915), the country is still full of sites that commemorate a gruesome history. After reading a detailed reconstruction of the genocide of that horrendous era, Dutch photographer Pieter Boersma visited many places of destruction … and celebration. The genocide of the Namibian Herero and Nama people... A visual journey by Dutch photographer Pieter Boersma Nowhere in Africa has a colonial occupation left more footprints than in Namiba. While the German...
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ZAM’s partner the African Investigative Publishing Collective www.investigativecollective.com asks for international solidarity to protest the internet blackout that is suffocating the southern Cameroon regions since 22 January. The AIPC says that one of its members, veteran investigative editor Chief Bisong Etahoben in Cameroon, has been cut off from its interactions and its transnational investigative projects by the blackout, intended to suffocate protests in Anglophone regions against the... ZAM’s partner the African Investigative Publishing Collective www.investigativecollective.com asks for international solidarity to protest the internet...
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A Dutch version of the story ‘Child abuse in the name of voluntourism, ’initiated by members of the ZAM network, was published by the respected weekly De Groene Amsterdammer this week: read the story here . See the original Ghanaian report by the famous Anas Aremeyaw Anas as published by ZAM here: www.zammagazine.com/chronicle/chronicle-12/217-child-abuse-in-the-name-of-voluntourism . A Dutch version of the story ‘Child abuse in the name of voluntourism, ’initiated by members of the ZAM network, was published by the respected weekly De...
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It’s a lesson the fake news brigades around the world should take to heart: in Nigeria, an attempt by the army to stop the country’s brave and ethical news platform the Premium Times from reporting truthfully and accurately has failed spectacularly. (Read our story on the attack here .) A worldwide outcry (of which ZAM was a part) against the arrest of the Premium Times journalists resulted in their release on the same day. Managing editor Idris Akinbajo, a member of our partner the African... It’s a lesson the fake news brigades around the world should take to heart: in Nigeria, an attempt by the army to stop the country’s brave and ethical...
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Dutch photographer Ben Krewinkel continues the journey that took Frits Eisenloeffel to Mozambique after its victory and independence of 1975. Then, Eissenloeffel captured the somewhat hasty departure of Portuguese colonialist settlers, the tales of an outgoing white military force and the arriving freedom fighters led by Samora Machel. His photographs, published in Dutch media at the time, reflected postcolonial excitement, reconstruction and the beginning of a new era. Now, Krewinkel explores a... Dutch photographer Ben Krewinkel continues the journey that took Frits Eisenloeffel to Mozambique after its victory and independence of 1975. Then,...
Femke van Zeijl
The wooden structure put Makoko, the Lagos shanty town on water, on the map, got world wide attention from the media, and made its architect famous. But after the Floating School collapsed, many questions remained unanswered. Was the building project on the Lagos Lagoon really the success it claimed to be? The triangular floating structure was a beacon on the Lagos Lagoon. It was clearly visible from the Third Mainland Bridge, 500 metres farther down, which made it impossible for Lagosian commuters... The wooden structure put Makoko, the Lagos shanty town on water, on the map, got world wide attention from the media, and made its architect famous. But...
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Mandela Landscape , an art piece by Dutch photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn and artist Berend Strik, will travel to Cape Town and be on view in the Artscape Theatre from 12 February 2017. The work is one out of a series of 80 special prints produced for ZAM. ZAM decided to donate the art piece as a gesture of solidarity with and out of a deep appreciation for the successful transformation of the former whites-only bastion, -then known as the D.F. Malan Theatre-, into a welcoming space for... Mandela Landscape , an art piece by Dutch photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn and artist Berend Strik, will travel to Cape Town and be on view in...
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Together with Atlas Contact Publishers and Afrovibes , ZAM co-organised the book launch of Conny Braam's latest novel Ik ben Hendrik Witbooi , about the Namibian freedom fighter who led the resistance against the German occupation of Namibia and the genocide against the Herero and Nama populations. The launch took place on Tuesday October 4 at the Compagnietheater in Amsterdam. Big audience of about 150 people, big rounds of applaus, and great performance by Simon Witbooi aka Hemelbesem, who is a... Together with Atlas Contact Publishers and Afrovibes , ZAM co-organised the book launch of Conny Braam's latest novel Ik ben Hendrik Witbooi , about the...
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Recognition and awards for changemakers and creatives in Accra, Maputo, Mogadishu and Johannesburg. Mozambican photographer Mario Macilau, whose book Growing in Darkness was launched at the ZAM studio in Amsterdam only weeks ago, was elected Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellow at Harvard University, USA. He is also a finalist for the 2016 International Photography Award Emergentes in Portugal. Accra-based investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas , whose enquiry into the corrupt practices of almost... Recognition and awards for changemakers and creatives in Accra, Maputo, Mogadishu and Johannesburg. Mozambican photographer Mario Macilau, whose book...
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02|09|16 – 17|09|16 Contemporary African photography is taking Basel by storm With the likes of Nabil Boutros, Filipe Branquinho, Léonard Pongo, Graeme Williams, Julia Runge and others, ImageAfrique'16, presents hundreds of works from Congo, South Africa, Kenya, Cameroon, Tunisia, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia, Egypt and Italy. The visuals on display are part of Edition POPCAP, a book comprising the winners of five annual competitions. ZAM is a mediapartner. More information here . 02|09|16 – 17|09|16 Contemporary African photography is taking Basel by storm With the likes of Nabil Boutros, Filipe Branquinho, Léonard Pongo, Graeme...
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Upcoming | Conny Braam & Hendrik Witbooi | Mama Goema & Mac McKenzie | Nelson Mandela & Albie Sachs | Mohau Modikaseng & Mary Sibande | Lola Shoneyin & Ake | Africa & Design Amsterdam, 04|10|16 Book launch 'Ik ben Hendrik Witbooi', Conny Braam On the eve of Germany's recognition of the early 1900s genocide amongst the Namibian Herero and Nama populations, Dutch writer and former anti-apartheidactivist Conny Braam will launch her new novel: Ik ben Hendrik Witbooi (I am Hendrik Witbooi) . This... Upcoming | Conny Braam & Hendrik Witbooi | Mama Goema & Mac McKenzie | Nelson Mandela & Albie Sachs | Mohau Modikaseng & Mary Sibande | Lola Shoneyin &...
Bart Luirink
In a subtle by-the-way, Mozambican photographer Mario Macilau taught his packed audience at ZAM at the Amsterdam launch of his book an interesting lesson. Once a streetkid in his country's capital Maputo, Macilau made a living begging and washing cars. “We never wore the pretty clothes that were donated to us. People give less money to well-dressed street kids”, he says. In conversation with Dutch photographer Kadir van Lohuizen Macilau spoke at length about his country, his book and his own growth... In a subtle by-the-way, Mozambican photographer Mario Macilau taught his packed audience at ZAM at the Amsterdam launch of his book an interesting...
Prisca Abranches
Luanga Choba, a former doctor who decided to pursue her dream and to fully devote herself to her passion: music. Who is Luanga Choba? Luanga Choba is a South African singer who also happens to be a medical doctor. I create my songs and here's where I tend to feel uncomfortable calling myself a "songwriter". It feels more truthful to me to say I'm a conveyor or conduit of song. How they come about, especially for one who has never been to music school, is of spiritual origin. I work on them and... Luanga Choba, a former doctor who decided to pursue her dream and to fully devote herself to her passion: music. Who is Luanga Choba? Luanga Choba is a...
Bart Luirink
One day to go! Nelson Mandela's birthday is being celebrated by people world wide by putting an extra 67 minutes into activism for causes worth fighting for. The number of minutes is inspired by the number of years Mandela put into civil disobedience, the struggle for democracy, challenging the oppressor, speaking out loud and being a statesman for change and prosperity. Reflection is not the opposite of action. It is a necessary condition for effective and meaningful performance. I like the... One day to go! Nelson Mandela's birthday is being celebrated by people world wide by putting an extra 67 minutes into activism for causes worth fighting...
Prisca Abranches
After the European premiere at the Gataway African Film Festival (GAFF) in Ireland, Welcome to the Smiling Coast stopped in Amsterdam for an outdoor screening in front of more than 100 people. ZAM’s intern Prisca Abranches was there and summarizes the film. On Friday June 24, I attended the Dutch premiere of Welcome to the Smiling Coast that took place at Pllek, a great space which offers a beautiful atmosphere for the outdoor screening of the documentary. I sat down comfortably and the screening... After the European premiere at the Gataway African Film Festival (GAFF) in Ireland, Welcome to the Smiling Coast stopped in Amsterdam for an outdoor...
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Amsterdam celebrated Africa Day 2016 with an energetic Africadelic night with talks, art and music. Africadelic is an initiative by Otiniel Fernandes da Silva, better known as Mano, and his creative agency Mano a Mano Produções . Mano call himself a socio-cultural activist, cultural producer and curator. and divides his time between Luanda and Amsterdam. The evening began with a state of the continent program hosted by Ama van Dantzig , featuring photographer Lard Buurman , Rob Perrée ( Africalia... Amsterdam celebrated Africa Day 2016 with an energetic Africadelic night with talks, art and music. Africadelic is an initiative by Otiniel Fernandes da...
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An amazing list of creatives is giving acte de présence at the first edition of 'Africadelic' on Wednesday May 25, 2016 in Paradiso, Amsterdam. If you happen to be in town, do come and meet photographer Lard Buurman, who will be presenting the cities from his 'Africa Junctions' series. Listen to the experts of the Analog Africa label playing the releases of funky and psychedelic music from the 60's and 70's. Watch filmmaker Ivan Barbarosa's new Typhoon clip. And there's more: World Press Photo... An amazing list of creatives is giving acte de présence at the first edition of 'Africadelic' on Wednesday May 25, 2016 in Paradiso, Amsterdam. If you...
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Meschac Gaba at Afrika 010. Rotterdam buildings, African headdress Dutch harbour city Rotterdam's Central Station, Market Hall, World Port Center and Maas Tower, braided into wigs and worn on African heads. These are the new ‘perruques architectures’ (wig architectures) by Beninese artist Meschac Gaba. A series of thirteen such wigs is part of the recently opened Afrika 010 exhibition in the ‘Wereldmuseum’ (World Museum) in Rotterdam. Gaba's work has previously been inspired by iconic architecture... Meschac Gaba at Afrika 010. Rotterdam buildings, African headdress Dutch harbour city Rotterdam's Central Station, Market Hall, World Port Center and...