For the past few months, FPS has been experiencing some major setbacks and changes. After the holidays, our photographers, many of who traveled back to the Eastern Cape, were scattered about which made it difficult getting everyone back on track. Once we finally gained momentum again, the Woodstock Industrial Centre (WIC) was purchased by a large development group who’s intentions are to create a high end mixed-use arts mall. Since then, the majority of artists, designers, and industrial workers have been forced to leave due to significant rent increase and horrible communication.
FPS packed up and moved out of the WIC last week (into my living room), and has been seriously rethinking the future of the project. We are sad to leave the amazing atmosphere of the WIC after a great year but it is changing rapidly and will unfortunately never be the same. We have been recently negotiating with the University of Cape Town about possibly working together but have decided for now to focus on putting together our exhibition for the AVA Gallery which will open in April, 2012.
So FPS is currently up in the air (but hopes to land soon).
Stay posted for further developments and more information about our AVA Exhibition.
Dave also showed work from his expansive and amazing Milnerton Market series.
Above: Dave Southwood, Pollsmoor Prison, Cape Town, 2004(COLORS magazine, issue 50)
Dave Southwood (who runs FPS with me) recently gave a talk about his work for FPS’s ‘Identity Fields’ workshop/lecture series. It was super.
Was quite happy with how our first exhibition came together.
Thanks to Alistair, Dave, and all the photographers who helped.
We had a great steady flow of people come through the show. It was nice to meet so many new people who were really interested in our photographers.
I apologize for the color in these pictures—the lighting during the show was pretty complicated.
Iliso Labantu’s Langa exhibition (which was part of Creative Week Cape Town) went really well. We set up the work outside the central post office and neighbored a sidewalk clothing shop. We had a good steady flow of viewers and the work looked great. The photographers also handed out smaller prints to those who were in a photo or knew someone in a photo.