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Picha halisia, Uhuru Wetu: help chose winners of the photo contest!

Voice and Hivos team up with Netherlands Embassy in Tanzania to host the World Press Photo Exhibition!

The World Press Photo exhibition has come to you in Dar Es Salaam! From January 24 through February 6 a beautiful collection of photos from across the world are showcased including the photo above featuring girls participating in swimming lessons in Zanzibar. The exhibition is being organised by three organisations: the Netherlands Embassy, the Tanzania Media Women Association and Hivos through Voice and the ROOM programme. The entrance is free and the exhibition is held at the Alliance Francaise.

Come and let yourself be blown away by beautiful pictures!

The photo contest

Late 2018 Voice in Tanzania through Hivos opened a Call for Proposals for an Empowerment grant for the photo contest entitled Picha halisia, Uhuru Wetu. From the photos submitted, a selection panel has shortlisted four thought-provoking photographers featuring eight photos on inclusion and exposing discrimination.

Eight photos will be featured from four talented local photographers which will be up for a public vote during the panel mentioned below.  The two winners will be announced after the panel who will each receive a grant of 5000 Euro as part of an agreement with Voice to showcase inclusion in practice by Voice grantees In Tanzania.

The state of photojournalism in East Africa

During a panel planned from 6-8PM on 1st February 2019 a diverse group of renowned panelists will debate the state of photojournalism in Tanzania and beyond. The audience will be made by photojournalists, photographers, social media personalities and there will be ample opportunity for Q&A.

Some of the questions will revolve around:

  • What is the state of photojournalism in East Africa?
  • Is there space for African photographers in international media to tell stories that go beyond an oversimplified “African narrative”
  • How do African photojournalists document their own country, history and environment?

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