Working with our partners Artsy the aim is to create a successful online event for our exhibitors, collectors and partners.
Link to explore the selection of works: artsy.net
Instagram Live on Photo London Fair account (IG @PhotoLondonFair)
on 17th October at 4pm BST
with Lidija Kostic Khachatourian and Moira Forjaz
Moira Forjaz was born in 1942 in Zimbabwe and currently lives and works in Ilha de Mozambique.
She graduated in Graphic Arts from the School of Arts and Design in Johannesburg, and worked as a photojournalist in Southern Africa since 1975 and as a photographer and documentary director of the arts of Mozambique.
As a photographer, Forjaz learned a lot from great South African photographers, such as Jurgen Schadaberg, David Goldblatt, and Sam Haskins while as a film director, she was influenced by Jean Rouch and Jean-Luc Godard.
Forjaz’s images tell stories of exploitation and liberation, but there are collections of photographs on music and the extraordinary heritage of the Ilha de Moçambique, where the lessons of Mozambique’s history are compressed into architecture, cuisine, and traditions of a space of just over a square kilometer. Forjaz’s photography, despite its political character, is far from propagandistic and shows us a keen eye for humanity, deeply empathized individually and collectively.
Margaret Njeri Ngigi was born in 1996 in Kenya and currently lives and works in Nairobi.
She’s a passionate emerging photographer, filmmaker, and film production student at the United States International University-Africa.
While Margaret has been an artist in many forms since she was young, she has started her journey with the camera over the last four years and with filmmaking two years ago.
Women have been and continue to be the center of most of her projects and by taking those images she makes an image of herself and tries to bring these issues affecting women to the limelight. Another topic she holds dearly is mental illness, represented by using bandages, flower-crowns, and cages to convey the message.
Filipe Branquinho was born in 1977 in Mozambique and he currently lives and works in Maputo.
Branquinho is a multi-talented artist, he studied architecture and follows a dual career as a photographer and illustrator.
Brought up in an environment closely connected to Maputo’s journalistic and artistic spheres, Branquinho’s aesthetic combines familiarity with the architecture and the “school” of Mozambican photography; Raised among big names such as Ricardo Rangel, Kok Nam, and José Cabral, Filipe fuses genres like portrait and landscape and proposes a reflection on social issues related to the contemporary reality of Mozambique, its folkways, mythology and urban dynamics.
He’s currently working on a series entitled “Lipiko” in which he uses Mapiko masks from the Maconde tradition and then associates drawing and photography with a strong sense of satire to propose a reflection on aspects and values of contemporary national affairs.
Branquinho’s works have been selected for a number of group and solo exhibitions in Mozambique, Brazil, Portugal, and South Africa. Filipe was one of the selected artists to represent Mozambique at La Biennale di Venezia 2019.