Centres of Learning for Photography in Africa
Centres of Learning for Photography in Africa (CLPA) is a network of photography schools and educators from Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Sudan, which ran as a Goethe-Institut project 2015 – 2017.
CLPA was initiated in December 2014 with the aim to strengthen photography training in Africa and to contribute to the professionalisation of African photography and a conducive environment for future generations of skilled and conscious African photographers to evolve.
The individual contexts vary, with each network member facing their own set of challenges, solutions and opportunities. CLPA is based on the premise that the exchange of ideas and solutions is a sustainable way of improving the photography training landscape on the continent.
The Goethe-Institut provided financial, and infrastructural support to the network, incl. hosting conferences, providing platforms for public discussions as well as organising training and workshops in the fields of training, curriculum development and project management.
The Goethe-Institut continues to support the development of new projects and the Network’s quarterly newsletter, which features news about the members’ activities and projects as well as portraits and interviews.
The most recent newsletter is available here for download: CLPA Newsletter #3 2018 English
Older versions of the newsletter as well as further information can be found at http://www.phototool.co.za/blog/2018/8/8/clpa-newsletter