© John Fleetwood

​The Regional Project democraSEE brings three photography workshops to Abidjan, Dar-es-Salaam and Maputo.

These are photography workshops with the aim to develop and engage with contemporary photography stories of the region that deal with social, political and identity issues and imaginaries that ultimately will advance conversation about democracy and human rights, presented by John Fleetwood from Photo:.
The democraSEE workshops are 10-day photography learning workshops focussed to develop stories and content about important contemporary photography that deals with social, political and identity issues. The workshops are linked to democraSEE, an award and mentorship platform.
Drawing on a group of 10 photographers, the workshop will seek to develop visual languages and content that opens conversation about democracy and human rights, and will look at questions of representation, positionality, complicity, erasure and current positions of in/visibilities.  Participants’ admissions will be based on existing work, interests and a short statement of a future proposal. The workshop will also look at how to navigate a world where artists are hindered, censored and excluded from working freely. As the project develops it may lead to future possibilities including exhibitions, publications and other local collaborations.
The democraSEE workshops will be a collaborative and co-produced project between Photo:, the Goethe-Instituts in Cote d’Ivoire and Tanzania as well as the Goethe-Zentrum in Maputo and potentially local photography institutions across the continent.