Event / 1 Oct 2021

More Than a Number - Symposium

Tune in on Facebook live to watch the symposium, or we will have the recording available after the session.

More Than a Number is an exhibition which explores our thinking of an Africa caught between modernity and tradition, and how different cultures can produce meaning through images. Through a series of artist workshops, symposia, and online content, More Than a Number invites the audience to engage with the exceptional and thought-provoking work of 12 photographers from Africa: Amina Kadous, Brian Otieno, Fatoumata Diabaté, Jacques Nkinzingabo, Maheder Haileselassie Tadese, Nana Kofi Acquah, Sarah Waiswa, Salih Basheer, Steven Chikosi, Tom Saater, Wafaa Samir and Yoriyas Yassine Alaoui. It encourages us to look deeply and clearly into the face of the individual in front of you and engage in a conversation. As Elbert Hubbard wrote, “If men could only know each other, they would neither idolise nor hate”.

More Than a Number is centred around three themes: Representing fearlessness, Zones of Contact and Radical Sociality. The physical symposium invites curators and artists from Africa, Wales and the wider UK to further explore the critical discourse needed to situate and appraise the work produced by. photographers from Africa as well as discuss issues around exposure and representation. It invites the audience in the physical form to engage in a conversation about Photography and Africa.