The artist-led initiative, Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Organisation, is pleased to announce the relaunch of its iVisible Project. Taken from its flagship Trans-African Road Trip Project, the iVisible Project’s vision is to encourage Africans and non-Africans to rethink their stereotypes about the continent and to share these new learnings through art forms, said a statement by the organisation.
“The iVisible Project is open to submissions of images and text from professionals and non-professionals, artists and non-artists, individuals from all races and genders who are telling stories within the context of Africa. In other words, what experiences challenged your preconceived ideas or stereotypes of the African reality? Can you capture an image that reflects your relearning and tell a 500-word story around it? Then the iVisible Project welcomes your submissions,” the statement further explained.
The vision of the project, it stated, is to continue to fill in the numerous gaps and misconceptions posed by frontiers within the 54 countries of Africa and to continue to broaden the narratives about the continent through lived and shared experiences of individuals anywhere in the world within the African context.
The iVisible Project seeks to build a strong, rich community of mindful individuals interested in challenging the singular narratives that abound about the continent by curating a repository of lived experiences.
Submissions opened on September 19, 2019 and guidelines can be found on the iVisible Project website: http://ivisible.org/submissions/
There will be a grand-prize winner at the end of a 12-month period who will be offered incentives to encourage them to continue to share their stories.
Founded in 2009, the Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Organisation is an artist-led initiative working with artists and individuals to contribute to the patching of gaps and misconceptions posed by frontiers in Africa through art and photography.