Prinsloo is ‘Homeward Bound’

PHOTOGRAPHY enthusiasts are invited to Karel Prinsloo’s photo exhibition ‘Homeward Bound’, which opens at the Goethe Centre’s auditorium tonight at 19h15. The exhibition will be followed by a public talk, ‘Photography in War and Crisis’, tomorrow at 16h00.

Prinsloo is a Namibian-born award-winning photographer who has been working mainly in Africa for over 20 years. He has covered several conflicts and wars, both in Africa and the Middle East, and has been based in Nairobi for nearly a decade as the Associated Press’s chief photographer for East Africa. His numerous accolades include South African Photographer of the Year in 2000 and he won the second prize in the World Press Photo Awards in 2000 for his coverage of the devastating Mozambique floods.

The exhibition at the Goethe Centre runs until 29 May and features his latest work on the Rehoboth Baster community. The photos are the first part of a series with which Karel hopes to document all Namibian communities and showcase a view of Namibia often in contrast to what is associated with the country.

Karel will also chat about his work as a war and crisis photographer, sharing his experiences with aspiring and accomplished photographers.

Source : The Namibian