Self-taught photographer wins Barclays L’Atelier’s main prize

BD Live | Sue Blaine:

AN EGYPTIAN photographic artist last night walked away with the main 2016 Barclays L’Atelier contemporary art prize. The Barclays L’Atelier awards, which have been described as pivotal in many artistic careers, was opened up to artists from African countries other than SA for the first time in 2015. The competition is open to artists under 35 and is run in partnership with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts. The competition is open to artists from SA, Zambia, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Tanzania… Read more

Image: Egyptian photographic artist Nourhan Refaat won the 2016 Barclay’s L’Atelier contemporary art prize with this piece, July Tale, that explores the lack of communication in human relationships. Picture: Supplied