general intro

democraSEE is an award and mentorship platform to develop and show important contemporary photography stories and content from the Southern African region that deal with social and political issues and imaginaries. It wants to create a space to acknowledge photographers and photography’s role and position in relation to the world. Furthermore, it aims to support the growth of visual languages in photography.

Photographers from Southern Africa, including Angola, DRC, Tanzania and Madagascar can enter the awards.

democraSEE is a project of Photo:, supported by the Department of Arts and Culture in South Africa as well as the National Arts Council in South Africa and the Photography Education Trust supported by the National Lotteries Commission and the John Liebenberg Hip-Op Initiative.


democraSEE is a project of Photo: and is directed by John Fleetwood.


6 Escombe



John Fleetwood
Director Photo:


Amy Daniels
Coordinator Photo:
+27 (11) 482 1251




announcing the recipient of the democraSEE 3

Mauro Vombe

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