We work with imagery to create an impact.
Project Overview African Photography Network
Traveling Exhibition, Education, Online Network
Activities in Mali, The Gambia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, France, Denmark
Ongoing, launched 2010
Our engagement in African photography started in 2010 with the task to develop and implement a sustainable educational program for Centre de la Formation en Photographie, a Malian school of photography located in Bamako. Since then we have participated in numerous activities related to African Photography, Design, and Arts. Activities include hosting workshops in Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Mali, and Kenya and the creation of the largest exhibition of contemporary African Photography and Design in Northern Europa. In 2013 we launched the website www.africanphotographynetwork.org featuring the work leading photographers from the continent as well as new talents.
Project Overview SDG Images
Online Platform, Exhibitions, Publications
SDG images is a non-profit initiative that brings together world-leading companies, NGOs, and visual artists with the purpose to establish the first and premier open source archive for imagery promoting the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals, the SDGs
Project Overview Afghan Tales
Capacity building among Photographers in Afghanistan, Professional Network, Traveling Exhibition
Afghanistan, Switzerland, Sweden, United States, Denmark
Ongoing, launched 2011
Commerce & Culture’s engagement in Afghan Photography since 2011 have been twofold. In Europa and the US, we have been seeking to bring attention to the work of Afghan photographers through the traveling exhibition Afghan Tales. Within Afghanistan, our work has been focused on developing and implementing a strategy to help strengthen Afghan photography through a series of workshops and by establishing a network.
Project Overview Africa Reframed
Online marketplace, Distance learning, Workshops
Release candidate has been developed. launch Summer 2019.
Most of imagery we encounter from the African continent tends to either depict the beautiful scenery and wildlife or scenes of poverty, war and desperation. While these certainly are bona fide aspects and challenges, Africa is also a continent characterised by immense growth, varied opportunities and not in the least, change.
The mission of Africa Reframed is to capture and contribute to the spurring of this change by a visual reframing of the continent. A reframing that reflects African enterprise, innovation and everyday life. Africa Reframed exist to create and promote this new imagery in the belief that by changing the visuals, we can help change the conversation.