SPECIAL PROJECTS AT TAF 2020: Stilled Life, Covid-19 Photography Project

Stilled Life

A community photographic platform was launched to give South Africans a place to share their Covid-19 stories. A place where anyone could send in his or her photos – not just professionals. People with both a view and a captured moment of what they were seeing and feeling during this abnormal time in their lives.

“What is so important about this project is our desire, as Turbine Art Fair NPO, to reach out to the artists whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by the pandemic – and make a real difference” says Glynis Hyslop, Founder of RMB Turbine Art Fair.

Participants were given the following 3 categories in which to enter their photographs and story:

#YourStory – view/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 images will be selected by a panel of judges that includes Savannah Feeke, Musa Nxumalo and Greg Marinovich. The images will then be auctioned by Strauss & Co in their September online auction with all proceeds to going to the BASA Artists Relief Fund. The Top 100 images will be on view throughout the duration of RMB Turbine Art Fair.

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

Viewing rooms open 28 August


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