Artist Talk: Ayesha Kazim and Alice Mann

06:30pm - 07:45pm, Thu 12 Sep 2024

Join South African artist Alice Mann and Nigerian-South African photographer Ayesha Kazim in this new talk

Two imgs: two homes, one in purple and one in green under a misty sky, (2) portrait of a South African drummer

Artist Talk: Ayesha Kazim and Alice Mann

6:30pm, Thu 12 Sep 2024

Join South African artist Alice Mann and Nigerian-South African photographer Ayesha Kazim in this new talk

This public talk brings together two dynamic voices in contemporary photography from South Africa. Artist Alice Mann and photographer Ayesha Kazim will give insight into their creative processes, talking through the stories behind their striking images and the social issues that drive them. Central to the discussion will be the concept of ‘home’ – a theme that resonates deeply with their work and their representations of South Africa, its people and its cityscape.

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Ayesha Kazim (b. 1999) is a photographer working between New York City, Cape Town, and London. Within her creative practice, she utilises analog and digital mediums to capture the intimate, transient moments of everyday life. Her multicultural background as a Nigerian-South African living abroad influences her desire to create compelling portraits that speak to a wide range of audiences and communities.

She has been fortunate to have exhibited her work at Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Photoville (New York, USA) and Art Dubai (Dubai, UAE). A two-time Gordon Parks Scholar, Ayesha has also worked with clients including Airbnb, Adobe and Dior, and has had her work featured on CNN, Bloomberg and The New York Times. Ayesha’s inspiration and art-making practice is rooted in introspection and outward curiosity for the world, often materialising itself in the photographing of subjects that exude resilience, power and quiet confidence.


Alice Mann (b.1991) is a South African photographic artist whose intimate portraiture essays explore notions of picture making as an act of collaboration. She aims to create images that empower her subjects and creates projects over extended periods, allowing for engaged and nuanced representations.

She has exhibited internationally at group shows at Red Hook Labs (NYC), Unseen Photo Fair (Amsterdam), The National Portrait Gallery and Somerset House (London), Addis Foto Fest (Addis Ababa), the International Centre of Photography (NYC), as well as at art fairs such as 1:54 London and Paris Photo. Mann’s work has been published internationally including The Guardian, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Artsy, The British Journal of Photography and National Geographic.

Her series ‘Drummies’, exploring female drum majorette teams in South Africa, has been selected as a winner of the Lensculture emerging photographer prize (2018) and the PHMuseum Women’s ‘New Generation’ prize for an emerging photographer (2018). Four images from the series were awarded first place at the Taylor Wessing portraiture prize (2018). Mann was also the recipient of the Grand Prix at the 34th edition of the Hyeres International Festival of Fashion and Photography (2019). Her first solo exhibition of the work was at the Kunsthal Rotterdam in 2021, when she also released her first monograph, Drummies  (GOST Books).


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