Book your 1 hour photography portfolio review with John Fleetwood

Director of Photo: And Independent Photography Curator And Educator

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John Fleetwood (1970, South Africa) is a photography curator and educator, and currently the director of Photo:, a multi-operation platform for the development and promotion of socially engaged photography work, projects and photographers. His interests lie in developing new visual strategies for photography as a contemporary social and arts practice. John has extensive international experience as facilitator, mentor and educator; in the last few years Fleetwood facilitated workshops and masterclasses in Cabo Verde, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa etc and directs democraSEE, an awards and guidance prorgamme for Southern African photographers. He was the Head of the Market Photo Workshop from 2002-2015. Fleetwood recently curated ‘Of traps and tropes’ as part of Kerkennah International Photography Festival (Tunisia, 2018) and ‘Five Photographers: A tribute to David Goldblatt’ (Johannesburg, 2018). He curated ‘Cities and Memory’ as part of the Photo Biennale in Denmark (2016). He co-curated ‘Against Time’ an exhibition of emerging photographers (Bamako Encounters, 2015). He co-commissioned ‘A Return to Elsewhere’, a collaborative photography project on communities and dis/connect, for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014 and the Joburg Photo Umbrella 2014. He was the co-curator for ‘Transition’ - a collaboration between South African and French photographers (Johannesburg, 2012 & Rencontres d’Arles, 2013) and guest editor for Aperture’s Platform Africa edition. He is a nominator for various projects including Prix Pictet Award, Paul Huf Award, Joop Swart Masterclass.

John can advice you on the conceptual and research development, visual strategies and general practice to further develop or resolve your project/work. The idea is to have a critical review of your intention, your position and how it aligns with your work, how your work can best manifest meaning. Together you can look at references, inspirations and next steps.

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