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Photo by Lance Larson @samizdatfilms , a Los Angeles-based photographer and participant in last year’s @viiphoto "Rising Fast" workshop | VII photographers @nicholesobecki and @dannywilcoxfrazier are teaming up again this year in one of Africa's most dynamic cities: Nairobi, Kenya. Sign up now to join them this September 14 - 21, 2019!
’Rising Fast’ is a complete immersion into photography and storytelling in one of the world’s fastest-growing urban spaces. Contrary to reductive stereotypes of Africa, Kenya is riding a strong economy, a youth-driven cultural awakening and a dynamic tech scene coined the “Silicon Savannah.” Huge challenges remain, however: widespread poverty, poor infrastructure, human rights abuses, and political tumult. Does the “Africa Rising” narrative hold up, and how are people’s lives being impacted on the ground?
We’ll be sharing some really inspiring work by past workshop participants this week. Lance's series explores the challenges Nairobians face while moving through their burgeoning city. A paucity of public transportation options colliding with an increasing number of private vehicles has overburdened Nairobi's infrastructure, resulting in the longest commute times of any city on the continent.
There are also four scholarships available for photographers from Kenya, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania or Uganda. Scholarship applications close August 15.
Follow the link in @nicholesobecki 's profile for more details or to sign up! #risingfast #workshop #photography #nicholesobecki #viiphoto