1st EDITION 2019-2020
Over 100 submissions from 25 countries worldwide,
with an average age of 25 years and with 40% women identifying candidates, proved the interest the community had for the Daniele Tamagni Grant and the Scholarship at Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg.
The great majority of candidates came from African countries: Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Nigeria.
Photographer, Picture editor of “6 Mois”
Sara Sozzani Maino
Writer, curator of the Walther Collection
Publisher Trolley Books
The recipient : FATMA FAHMY
Fatma Fahmy, an Egyptian documentary and daily life photographer based in Cairo, was selected by the International Jury as the Grant recipient.
About Fatma Fahmy… back home 2021
Fatma underlined the following highlights of her experience at Market Photo Workshop in Joburg:
“In 2019 I applied to Daniele Tamagni Grant looking for an international experience, in the rich and complex cultural environment of Johannesburg, also with the aim to elevate my expertise in photography to professional standards thanks to the Photojournalism Programme at the Market Photo Workshop.
The team at the School and Marco Longari (visiting Professor and African Head of Photography at Agence France Presse in Johannesburg) helped me to overcome many constraints due to Covid, guided me in Johannesburg, providing constant and valuable advice on the learning process.
The father of Daniele Tamagni, Giordano, constantly attentive, open and ready to help me when necessary.
I’m now back in Egypt at the end of 2020: the Daniele Tamagni Grant and the programme at the Market Photo Workshop definitively represented a turning point in my life, I left my job as a chemical engineer and gained the confidence to start a new career in photography.”
The project of the Grant would not have been possible without the support of a number of important people and organizations. I am grateful to Marco Longari, Lekgetho Makola, the members of the Jury, Visa pour l’Image, Aida Muluneh, Laura El Tantawy, Sara Sozzani Maino, Hannah Watson, Ekow Eshow, Camilla Ferrari, Annick Monseux for their contribution. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Market Photo Workshop and its team for their supportive, friendly and professional partnership and dedication to the Grant. When I decided to promote an initiative to honor the artistic legacy of my son Daniele, centering it around his love for African people, Luca Rocco, a long-time friend of the family and mentor of Daniele, developed the vision for this project and supported its complex evolution with great generosity. Grazie Luca for your priceless dedication.