Capture Joburg Photography Competition
24 July 2012
Have you entered @Joburg Tourism’s Capture Joburg photographic competition yet? You can win R40 000 worth of photographic equipment or photographic short courses from Vega School.
Go to capturejoburg.com to enter.
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Honouring budding photographers
28 September 2012
With the aim of nurturing the city of gold’s photographic talent, the Vega School of Brand Leadership
in partnership with the Joburg Tourism Company (JTC), announced the winners of the recently concluded Capture Jo’burg Photographic Competition, during the JTC’s official spring celebration event on 7 September.
The competition was aimed at unearthing new photography talent and creating a platform for emerging photographers to interpret Johannesburg’s core essence using this creative and expressive medium.
Scooping the ultimate prize, Lerato Maduna’s winning photo epitomises the general sentiments of Joburg being the metropolis of possibilities and a city that is pregnant with buzz and vibrancy. A total of eight photographers were awarded for their exceptional talent to capture the diverse aspects of the city life.
“Joburg is not just a city but my home and home to millions of other people from across the world. I knew that my photo had to embody colour, life, freedom, character, noise and power. I was inspired by the city buzz, its colourful people, and its space for one to live life large,” said Maduna about her winning image.
Speaking at the event, Ralf Degni, CEO of Vega said the school is very proud to have partnered with the JTC in nurturing and equipping young photographers, and opening a gateway to greater opportunities in the photography industry.
“This partnership is aligned rightly with our commitment to playing our part in empowering the youth and giving them skills to introduce change into their lives and communities. We are very impressed with the talents that they portrayed and can’t wait to welcome the winners who won bursaries to take up their studies with us.”
JTC’s Acting CEO, Phelisa Mangcu noted that photography plays a critical role in inviting tourists and teaching them about South Africa, and that partnership with Vega has enhanced the city of Johannesburg’s drive to educating tourists about what the city has to offer.
“This is not the first time that Joburg Tourism has collaborated with the Vega School, drawing on the fresh, inspired flair of its dynamic students, giving them exposure, while also benefiting from their talents,” adds Mangcu.
“As the City’s destination marketing organisation, we’re always on the lookout for fabulous images to promote Joburg’s rich, multi-faceted appeal, so we thought what better way of refreshing our database, than by once again appealing to the youthful talents of Vega School’s photographic students?”
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The top 20 photographs will be exhibited at Vega for a week, where after it will be displayed at the JTC’s offices. They can also be viewed on www.capturejoburg.com