As an African, have you ever thought about or reflected on your experiences as an African living in Diaspora? Were these experiences expected or surprising? And how have they differed from experiences of natives or/and other Africans in diaspora? The iVisible project aims to bring all these to light by providing a platform for people to tell their stories.
(Invisible Borders) are relaunching the iVisible platform on the Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Organization website with the aim of telling of the friction that exists between what is seen and what should be seen. What are those remarkable experiences that challenged your preconceived perception or stereotypes of the African reality? They are broadly interpreting that friction, as we broadly interpret what we mean by Invisible Borders.
iVisible takes its life from the work of the Organization across Africa where we witness stories that can be told only by the witnesses. We understand that it is the person who directly experiences an event that is best suited for its narration. In this regard iVisible is news, reflection, and narrative originating from you – the masses, the arty as well as non-arty kind, the every day person.
Who Can Participate?
iVisible welcomes submission of photographs and text which tell a story about an event related to Continental African and African Diaspora reality. Anyone from all works of life can participate regardless of race, ethnicity or gender. Please submit only one photograph at a time and not more than 500 words of text.
Although we expect entries to range in subject matter, we will be on the lookout for iVisibles that revolves around an event, a place or a story. Please interpret broadly. Ensure to read our terms and conditions before submitting.
The best three entries of each month will be showcased on our website and disseminated across the Invisible Borders network via our newsletter and social media platforms. At the end of the year, a book publication is made out of the best 36 entries. Two entries are singled out for the iVisible Award and iVisible Special Prize respectively.
Find more details on the project here