INVISIBLE BORDERS – TELLING THE AFRICAN STORY, BY AFRICANS

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We’re capable of telling our own stories, of telling stories buried deep within; to connect, to express, to liberate. We’re capable of so much more…

With the immense pressure of a globalized world and a peek-through-prejudiced-lens approach of relating to people and society, there is a need to tell the ‘African story’, from the African perspective. The continent is continually plagued by economic critiques, political analysts and cultural skeptics; We are told who we are, why we are underdeveloped, why our institutions are mediocre, why our culture isn’t sophisticated enough…

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Invisible Borders is all about TELLING the world, who we are, as Africans, through photography, writing, films  and other artistic interventions . This art-led initiative was founded in Nigeria in 2009 by a group of passionate artists – mostly photographers – with a drive and urge to effect change in the society. The group has  successfully organized trips, workshops, conferences and exhibitions in Bamako (2009), Lagos (2009 and 2010), Abuja (2010), Dakar (2010), Addis Ababa (2010), Bern Museum Switzerland (2010), Berlin (April2011), New York (2012)

Interested? Find out how you can participate/contribute to future events here
Or visit their website: http://www.invisible-borders.com

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On-going events
Invisible Borders a N’djamena
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 13 June, 2013
Workshops: 13 – 19 June, 2013
Venue: Institut Francais du Tchad
Avenue Mobutu
BP 1284 N’Djamena – TCHAD

The Accra Project: 11 – 20 July, 2013.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you would like to apply to participate in The Accra Project workshops, please send the following to info@invisible-borders.com:
– a CV, biography, and letter of motivation (not longer than 500 words)
– 10 samples of works (for photographers)
– 3 samples of essays, articles, or short story (for writers)
– links to three of your works online (for filmmakers)

Please send all files compressed into one zip file.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS 15TH OF JUNE, 2013

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