VII is pleased to announce the 26 participants from 12 countries selected for the 2019-20 VII Masterclass Barcelona. The second of three Masterclass sessions was completed last month in Barcelona, led by VII Masters Stefano De Luigi and Maciek Nabrdalik, and tutors Ed Kashi and Maggie Steber. Tutors Anush Babajanyan and John Stanmeyer joined the first session in September. Ron Haviv and Ilvy Njiokiktjien will join the third and final session in March 2020.
Ilvy Njiokiktjien was named a winner in PDN Photo Annual ’19 Photo Books category for “BORN FREE – Mandela’s Generation of Hope.”
Twenty-five years ago, South Africa held its first inclusive elections. These brought an end to decades of white minority rule. A new constitution gave all South Africans equal rights. As the first black president, Nelson Mandela focused on reconciliation and hope for the future. It would be up to the young generation to make his dream of a rainbow nation come true.
During her work in South Africa, photojournalist Ilvy Njiokiktjien became intrigued by these born-frees, born after the end of apartheid. She portrays them in her own, personal and sometimes intimate style. “There is equality on paper now, but many still experience the consequences of apartheid.”
This photo book contains a rich collection of the most poignant, telling and diverse images, curated by Ilvy Njiokiktjien.
The book has a print run of 1994 copies, signed and numbered — get a copy here.
Ilvy Njiokiktjien made the 2019 Alfred Fried Photography Award shortlist for her project “BORN FREE – Mandela’s Generation of Hope.”
The Alfred Fried Photography Award recognizes and promotes photographers from all over the world whose pictures capture human efforts towards a peaceful world and the quest for beauty and goodness in our lives. The award goes to those photographs that best express the idea that our future lies in peaceful coexistence.