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Voices of African Photography: At the intersection of identity, power and belonging
the washington post
Nov 9, 2018

Voices of African Photography is a 10-part series presented in partnership with the African Photojournalism Database, a joint project of Everyday Africa and World Press Photo, to highlight the work of 10 African photographers and photojournalists.

“Poverty is a real barrier for many photographers on the continent,” said Gulshan Khan, a South African photographer, especially “if you haven’t had a formal education or if English is not your first language or you haven’t been trained in this profession somewhat.”

Khan considers herself lucky. After quitting a job in the sports industry, she attended a photography workshop where Agence France-Presse’s chief Africa photographer, Marco Longari, noticed her talent. In the months leading to the workshop, she had photographed student protests across South Africa’s universities, posting her work on Instagram. After the workshop, Longari offered Khan an internship. “That is how this journey began,” she said.


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