Edward Ruiz Mentorship call for applications

The Market Photo Workshop, in association with AngloGold Ashanti, is proud to announce that applications for the 2010 Edward Ruiz Mentorship are now open.
The Edward Ruiz Mentorship was established to help launch the career of a promising photographer. The mentorship is aimed at recognising and developing potential in photographers who have achieved sufficient competence to put together a body of work that is coherent and well conceived. The mentorship awards the recipient with the financial and infrastructural support needed to develop a substantial body of photography work over the course of a year. The body of work will be exhibited as a solo exhibition at The Photo Workshop Gallery*. (*Conditions apply)

The recipient also has the opportunity to work closely with a suitable mentor, who will provide guidance on the intended project. The mentor, identified by the recipient and the Market Photo Workshop is a professional practicing photographer. Past mentors have included David Goldblatt, Jo Ractliffe, John Fleetwood, Michelle Loudikis and Jean Brundrit.

This mentorship programme was established to commemorate the life of renowned phot journalist Edward Ruiz, a native New Yorker and freelance journalist who photographed the people and stories of South Africa from 1999. Edward was an energetic photographer with great investigative skills and admirable commitment. Touphold and continue the great contribution Edward made to South African photography, the mentorship programme aims to develop photographers who show potential.

Previous recipients:
2005 – Vathiswa Ruselo
2006 – Sabelo Mlangeni
2007 – Mimi Ng’ok
2008 – Musa Nxumalo
2009 – Sam Simons

A voluntary briefing session will be held at the Market Photo Workshop on Thursday 22 July 2010 at 2pm. This briefing will cover the application, and proposal writing process. Applicants not residing in Johannesburg are encouraged to contact Molemo Moiloa with any queries.

Requirements:
The mentorship is open to all photographers looking to expand their skills and abilities through this prestigious mentorship. All applicants are expected to work closely with a mentor as well as the Market Photo Workshop including regular meetings and reports

All applicants must provide all the necessary details of the application
The candidate must be able to begin work soon after announcement

Applications must include the following:
• A comprehensive CV
• An existing portfolio of 15-20 photographs. Submit 2 bodies of work maximum (Printed or electronically,1024mmx768mm)
• 500 words explaining you photographic interests and existing work
• A 1000 word project proposal
• If not based in Johannesburg, please propose a local mentor, including references for the proposed mentor

The project proposal should address the following areas:
• The project must be within the borders of South Africa
• The focus, meaning and intention of the proposed project
• How the project relates to your broader work evident in your portfolio
• The importance of the proposed project
• How you intend to manage your project

Selection of a candidate
• A panel of judges appointed by the Market Photo Workshop will participate in the selection process.
• Shortlisted candidates may be requested to come in for an interview.
• The judges need to be satisfied that the selected proposal has merit; that the candidate will be able to manage the project, and that
he/she is likely to derive lasting benefits from the mentorship.
• No correspondence with the judges may be entered into.

Deadline
• Applications close on the 13th August 2010 at 16h00.

All applications may be submitted electronically to
Molemo Moiloa: molemom@marketphotoworkshop.co.za Alternatively, applications may be delivered to the Market Photo Workshop. 2 President Street (Bus Factory entrance), Newtown, Johannesburg.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands and the National Arts Council of South Africa will be funding the 2010 Edward Ruiz recipient’s exhibition

The Market Photo Workshop, in association with AngloGold Ashanti, is proud to announce that applications for the 2010 Edward Ruiz Mentorship are now open.
The Edward Ruiz Mentorship was established to help launch the career of a promising photographer. The mentorship is aimed at recognising and developing potential in photographers who have achieved sufficient competence to put together a body of work that is coherent and well conceived. The mentorship awards the recipient with the financial and infrastructural support needed to develop a substantial body of photography work over the course of a year. The body of work will be exhibited as a solo exhibition at The Photo Workshop Gallery*. (*Conditions apply)
The recipient also has the opportunity to work closely with a suitable mentor, who will provide guidance on the intended project. The mentor, identified by the recipient and the Market Photo Workshop is a professional practicing photographer. Past mentors have included David Goldblatt, Jo Ractliffe, John Fleetwood, Michelle Loudikis and Jean Brundrit.

This mentorship programme was established to commemorate the life of renowned phot journalist Edward Ruiz, a native New Yorker and freelance journalist who photographed the people and stories of South Africa from 1999. Edward was an energetic photographer with great investigative skills and admirable commitment. Touphold and continue the great contribution Edward made to South African photography, the mentorship programme aims to develop photographers who show potential.

Previous recipients:
2005 – Vathiswa Ruselo
2006 – Sabelo Mlangeni
2007 – Mimi Ng’ok
2008 – Musa Nxumalo
2009 – Sam Simons

A voluntary briefing session will be held at the Market Photo Workshop on Thursday 22 July 2010 at 2pm. This briefing will cover the application, and proposal writing process. Applicants not residing in Johannesburg are encouraged to contact Molemo Moiloa with any queries.

Requirements:
The mentorship is open to all photographers looking to expand their skills and abilities through this prestigious mentorship. All applicants are expected to work closely with a mentor as well as the Market Photo Workshop including regular meetings and reports
All applicants must provide all the necessary details of the application
The candidate must be able to begin work soon after announcement

Applications must include the following:
• A comprehensive CV
• An existing portfolio of 15-20 photographs. Submit 2 bodies of work maximum (Printed or electronically,1024mmx768mm)
• 500 words explaining you photographic interests and existing work
• A 1000 word project proposal
• If not based in Johannesburg, please propose a local mentor, including references for the proposed mentor

The project proposal should address the following areas:
• The project must be within the borders of South Africa
• The focus, meaning and intention of the proposed project
• How the project relates to your broader work evident in your portfolio
• The importance of the proposed project
• How you intend to manage your project

Selection of a candidate
• A panel of judges appointed by the Market Photo Workshop will participate in the selection process.
• Shortlisted candidates may be requested to come in for an interview.
• The judges need to be satisfied that the selected proposal has merit; that the candidate will be able to manage the project, and that
he/she is likely to derive lasting benefits from the mentorship.
• No correspondence with the judges may be entered into.

Deadline
• Applications close on the 13th August 2010 at 16h00.

All applications may be submitted electronically to
Molemo Moiloa: molemom@marketphotoworkshop.co.za Alternatively, applications may be delivered to the Market Photo Workshop. 2 President Street (Bus Factory entrance), Newtown, Johannesburg.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands and the National Arts Council of South Africa will be funding the 2010 Edward Ruiz recipient’s exhibition




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