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October 15, 2015

The River Nile is the Longest River in the World


"No man ever steps in the same river twice,
for it's not the same river, and he's not the same man" – Heraclitus


As source of life and current of change, the Blue and the White Nile, main tributaries of the Nile, originate in the highlands of Ethiopia or in Lake Victoria. In a place called Mugran, they join in Khartoum and the Nile then travels through deserts and its delta until it pours into the Mediterranean Sea in Alexandria, Egypt.

Through these photo stories about life along the Nile, the Sudanese Photographers Group and the Goethe-Institut Sudan are presenting photographic narratives along the Nile. The photographers in the workshop who produced these stories came from Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenia, Uganda, and Egypt.

The trainer and curator of these stories was the German photographer André Lützen. During only one week in June 2013, the participants aimed to professionalize the skills of photographers in the region, with an emphasis on photographic narrative and storytelling. In order to generate a wider public interest in photography, an exhibition of RIVER TALES was presented in the Botanical Gardens of Khartoum, and the individual photo stories can be seen on this blog.
October 15, 2015

Many Rivers – One Nile


For a second time, emerging photographers from six African countries met in in April 2014 to capture photographic narratives along the Nile. This time, German photographer André Lützen could continue his first workshop experience with East African photographers. To complement his experience, the Goethe-Institut invited the South African photographer and trainer at the Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, Michelle Loukidis. Together with the participants, they worked for an intensive week of photo shootings and discussions.

During the first MUGRAN FOTO WEEK in October, 2014, the results of this workshop were presented in the exhibition entitled “Many Rivers – One Nile”. It was shown as a slide show on large screens in several public places like universities, a sports stadium, a shopping centre and at the Sudan National Museum.

The places where the stories were captured were as diverse as the fish market, the traditional production sites of mud bricks or water jugs, a Koranic school, a stadium for traditional Nuba wrestling matches, or just the idyllic scenery along the river Nile.

You can see the complete slide show “Many Rivers – One Nile” under EXHIBITIONS and the individual stories in our section PROJECTS.





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Guests
We are pleased to welcome the following artists as our guests:

– Akinbode Akinbiyi           – Andrea Stultiens

– André Lützen                   – Michelle Loukidis

– Rudolf Scheutle

These international experts on photography have collaborated with Sudanese photographers as part of MUGRAN FOTO PROJECT. Through our workshops, master classes and common photography projects, personal ties and international networking have been producing exciting new photo stories from Sudan.

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MUGRAN FOTO BLOG
Creative photography by Sudanese and international photographers:
Stories about yesterday and tomorrow,
North and South, about Africa, the Arab World and beyond.
News



October 15, 2015

The River Nile is the Longest River in the World


"No man ever steps in the same river twice,
for it's not the same river, and he's not the same man" – Heraclitus
As source of life and current of change, the Blue and the White Nile, main tributaries of the Nile, originate in the highlands of Ethiopia or in Lake Victoria. In a place called Mugran, they join in Khartoum and the Nile then travels through deserts and its delta until it pours into the Mediterranean Sea in Alexandria, Egypt. Through these photo stories about life along the Nile, the Sudanese Photographers Group and the Goethe-Institut Sudan are presenting photographic narratives along the Nile. The photographers in the workshop who produced these stories came from Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenia, Uganda, and Egypt. The trainer and curator of these stories was the German photographer André Lützen. During only one week in June 2013, the participants aimed to professionalize the skills of photographers in the region, with an emphasis on photographic narrative and storytelling. In order to generate a wider public interest in photography, an exhibition of RIVER TALES was presented in the Botanical Gardens of Khartoum, and the individual photo stories can be seen on this blog.
October 15, 2015

Many Rivers – One Nile


For a second time, emerging photographers from six African countries met in in April 2014 to capture photographic narratives along the Nile. This time, German photographer André Lützen could continue his first workshop experience with East African photographers. To complement his experience, the Goethe-Institut invited the South African photographer and trainer at the Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, Michelle Loukidis. Together with the participants, they worked for an intensive week of photo shootings and discussions. During the first MUGRAN FOTO WEEK in October, 2014, the results of this workshop were presented in the exhibition entitled “Many Rivers – One Nile”. It was shown as a slide show on large screens in several public places like universities, a sports stadium, a shopping centre and at the Sudan National Museum. The places where the stories were captured were as diverse as the fish market, the traditional production sites of mud bricks or water jugs, a Koranic school, a stadium for traditional Nuba wrestling matches, or just the idyllic scenery along the river Nile. You can see the complete slide show “Many Rivers – One Nile” under EXHIBITIONS and the individual stories in our section PROJECTS.




Projects





Guests
We are pleased to welcome the following artists as our guests:
– Akinbode Akinbiyi           – Andrea Stultiens – André Lützen                   – Michelle Loukidis – Rudolf Scheutle
These international experts on photography have collaborated with Sudanese photographers as part of MUGRAN FOTO PROJECT. Through our workshops, master classes and common photography projects, personal ties and international networking have been producing exciting new photo stories from Sudan.
>> READ MORE







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