The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is hosting the prestigious Duotone Photographic Exhibition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). It runs until March 31. This year the Duotone Gallery will exhibit works from Shelley Christians (SA), Nuno Martins (Angola) and Sipho Maluka (SA). Duotone captures the history of jazz music in South Africa and tells its story through the eyes of internationally acclaimed photographers.
Shelley Christians’ studied with George Hallet. She says about the life-affirming realisation, “There was no doubt about it, for the rest of my life I would be looking through a lens.” After graduating, she first worked as a freelancer for a multi-media company then as a wild life photographer. She cites these two jobs as laying the foundation for her career.
Nuno Martins has been involved in the art of visual medium for most of his life. When he embraced photography as a freelancer, he was given the role as the official photographer at the Luanda Jazz Festival from 2009-2011. He has since been strongly involved with photography in the jazz scene.
Sipho Phillip Maluka has spent the last two decades as a photographer. He pursued various photographic workshops and studies at the Market Theatre, Photo Teach and Digital Photographic in Johannesburg. Maluka has an extensive jazz photography portfolio.
“Photography is an important means of documenting history. Without capturing events and moments in time, this history would be lost. The exhibition aims to show the public what a powerful art form photography is and what emotion and enjoyment it can conjure for the beholder,” says Rashid Lombard, Festival director.
For more: www.capetownjazzfest.com