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With a mutual passion for visual story telling that ‘opens eyes’ and ‘changes perspective’, Rob and Karin Schermbrucker created Slingshot Media and dedicated the next chapter of their lives to travel Africa – to capture and tell stories of hope that would bring liberation.
Their battle cry, “All things are possible!” has echoed in many nations, with many different faces. They continue to use visual media (stills and video) to start dialogue within communities (“launchers”), believing that it is this dialogue that converts into action and will ultimately bring change to a crisis or given situation.
Nic has been a professional photojournalist for 20 years and has worked in more than 60 countries. He began his career documenting the fall of apartheid and transition into democracy in South Africa. Nic currently holds the position of West Africa chief photographer for the international European Pressphoto Agency (EPA)
Mads Norgaard is a Danish-born photographer, educated and living in South Africa. He specializes in documentary and commercial photography. His documentary work revolves around topics like transport and everyday life in Cape Town with a particular focus on Mitchells Plain. Mads is also the coordinator and editor of the documentary photography festival Bonani Africa 2010, exhibition and book, in collaboration with Omar Badsha and Jeeva Rajgopaul.
Shooting film since his mid-teens, and having his own darkroom for over a decade into his twenties, he has renewed his love of photography in digital form.
Neal loves to be around people and loves the diversity in South Africa. Shooting candidly, he enjoys becoming embedded in the people's environment and thrives on a new challenge. He has enjoyed medium term documentary style projects, but is always open to once-off or long term events and documentary work.
I am a Colombian. I was born in a beautiful city called Manizales. I have left my country and my city many times, and I have always returned to Colombia.
I have had the great opportunity to work with the best contemporary artists of South Africa, one of the best Commercial Directors in the country and in the world, I was a producer for the biggest TV channel of Colombia during the World Cup, I have photographed beautiful events and people in South Africa, and I have met lovely people.
Jana Marnewick Stellenbosch Academy
The Academy is situated in the historic town of Stellenbosch, renowned for its academia and viniculture. The focus is on the quality of work produced by students, through a chosen mix of lectures with educational and industry experience. The institute boats up-to-date facilities in terms of space, equipment and technology and the curriculum has an interdisciplinary approach to teaching visual communication. The major subjects Photography/Design/Illustration/Art Direction, are combined rather than treated as separate entities. This led to the academy being recognized as the number one creative educational institution in South Africa by the Loerie Awards 2012.
These pictures were taken by one of their students at the time, Jana Marnewick, a portrait, couple, engagements and wedding photographer located in Durbanville, Cape Town.
Matt is a tiny fragment of the universe perceiving itself for a second.
He grew up nowhere and takes pride in being nowhere. With a keen interest in visual representation, his greatest focus lies in Graphic Design and Photography. His boots are often dirty but his lenses are always clean.