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About AfroShoot

AfroShoot AfroShoot AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE UNDER-REPRESENTED WE ARE HERE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AfroShoot is a platform with the mission to foster the conversations between Africa & its diaspora to reach out to the world and share unseen narratives to the mainstream while supporting photographers and nurturing a new synergy. LISA AISSAOUI, FOUNDER LISA AISSAOUI is a French-Algerian creative polymath. Photographer by passion & at the beginning of the professions she has been doing an internship at 50Golborne Art Gallery in London. As Public Relation Manager at Open The Gate, cultural organisation aiming at promoting African cultures through music & arts, she has been highly active within the African communities in London. She is graduating in 2016 with a BA in Social Anthropology & African Studies at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London) and has previous undertaken a foundation course in World Art History & Issues in Development Studies. Passionate by the diverse fields of the world Lisa received two Make A Difference Award in 2014 for her ‘great leadership and initiative’. She has also been organising annual commemoration event combining talks, film, live music, spoken words, storytelling and visual arts, inviting artists from Africa or African artists residing in Europe to perform. She was the president of the SOAS Photography Society and organised workshops, exhibitions as well as competitions for students. Lisa also works in Social Media as a Freelancer & teaches languages, French & Hausa to individuals and groups. OUR MISSION SHARING NARRATIVES As photographers from a huge continent the diversity of our narratives is immense. Africa makes us live within our experiences. Why isn’t it more exposed to the mainstream? FOSTERING SYNERGY Working in l togetherness is of high value, we are seeking concrete collaborations as humans & organisations because it is where lies the strength of serving a purpose. LONDON FESTIVAL The London African P. Festival is the major & biggest project AfroShoot will be building upon through the time. We see it happening in 5 years time. AFROSHOOT IN UK Defining the place AfroShoot can held in the UK is an important step that we will build over time, with you. We want to have a real impact and build relationships with you. ZOOM ON AFRICA Many of us are residing in Africa, we are thus dedicated to find missions to work with local organisations on the access to photography as a profession or artistic practice. DEAR PHOTOGRAPHERS We have a network of photographers from Africa & its diaspora around the world. From amateur photographers to professional or artistic photographers, we invite you to join our network for more exposure, more opportunities to be part of our events such as exhibitions or seminars. Additionally, we are currently curating & designing programmes of trainings and workshops for your own needs and interest.
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