Bernard Brand ‘Study I (Holding Hands Series)’ selected for The TAF COVID19 Photographic Project ‘Stilled Life’

Bernard Brand ‘Study I (Holding Hands Series)’ selected for The TAF COVID19 Photographic Project ‘Stilled Life’

Stilled Life’ – A Covid-19 Photographic Project

TAF NPO have launched ‘Stilled Life’, a Covid-19 photographic project for South Africans to tell their stories and share their experiences during these difficult and challenging times. Share your #YourStory, #NewNormal, #HelpingHands experience.

The Top 100 submissions will be showcased as part of RMB TAF 2020 online & will be auctioned by Strauss & Co. to support the BASA Artist Relief Fund.

Turbine Art Fair (TAF NPO) have launched ‘Stilled Life’, a Covid-19 photographic project for South Africans to tell their stories and share their experiences during these difficult and challenging times.

The urgent and extensive nature of Covid-19 has ambushed each and every nation around the world to varying extents, in what has proved to be both a collective yet simultaneously isolating experience to which no one is immune.

South Africa is no exception as the pain of saving lives and sustaining livelihoods bites deep. It has however provided a Big Pause Button for many, as Quarantine and Lockdown contains people in limited space with little movement for extended periods.

This has however us given time to reflect and observe. It has helped amplify what is unbalanced and what needs fixing and healing. For some there also exists the privilege and the possibility to make better life choices. It is in this enigmatic space, that the moments of hope and despair, and of love and care, distinctly emerge.

It is here on this platform that South Africans can tell their stories by submitting their own photographs documenting ‘life in times of Covid SA’. Entries open 5th June and close midnight 19th July 2020.

There are 3 categories for entry:

#Your Story – Simply share your view and personal experience of Life in the Times of Covid

#New Normal – Sometimes we surprise ourselves on the human race’s ability to adapt, adjust and accommodate.

#Helping Hands – Times like this are challenging and bring out the best and the worst in us. However the stories of generosity of spirit and deep humanity are completely inspiring.

The top 100 photos will be selected by a panel of judges and exhibited online at the RMB Turbine Art Fair 2020 and will go on to be auctioned by Strauss & Co in August with all proceeds donated to the BASA Artists Relief Fund. The Top 100 photos will also be showcased in a national traveling exhibition later in 2020 and early 2021.

Judging Panel includes, Greg Maloka, Savannah Feeke, Musa Nxumalo & Greg Marinovich.

‘Stilled Life’ is presented by Turbine Art Fair NPO in partnership with the Forum Company and BASA (Business and Arts South Africa). The auction is sponsored by Strauss & Co. Turbine Art Fair (TAF) is a registered Non Profit Organisation,152-943 NPO.

Image Credit: Bernard Brand l Study I (Holding Hands Series) l 2020 l Edition of 10 l Photographic print on 230GSM Heavy Coated White paper l 42 x 29 cm l Image courtesy of ESCAP3 Gallery and The Artist

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