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Tracey Derrick Photographer South Africa

 

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Photographic Awards and Publications Tracey Derrick
1993
  • Fuji Profoto Award – for documentary image of the African Zionists.
  • Voter Education Campaign – Prophets of da City for Rappers for Democracy.
  • Picture Freedom Campaign – London, auction of photography for ANC fundraising.

1994

  • Rape Crisis Calender, one of contributing woman photogrpahers.
  • Photo 94 Award – Bellville Arts Association, best overall print for Salvador series.
  • Art Home Art – photographs for project by Sue Williamson, Willie Bester and Andrew Putter, Grahamstown festival.
  • Side by Side – women in the struggle for democracy, taught two women apprentices, Mavis Mthandeka and Primrose Talakumeni, materials assistance, London and  Mayibuye Centre, UWC. Cape Town.
  • Still Moving – over 2 months in Moçambique, work bought by Frelimo Women’s Party,Street children’s project and U.N.H.C.R.

1995

  • Maria Montessori pre-school, quarterly photographic documentation.
  • The Red Ochre People – lived with and documented the Himba in Kaokoveld, Northern Namibia.
  • International Rainbow Week – UNICEF, photographs for pamphlets and process.
  • Picture Cape Town – Landmarks of a New Generation, assistant to students, Michaelis Art School and Getty Foundation.

1996

  • Candomblé – Bahia, Brazil, religions transplanted from West Africa by slaves, links to religions in South Africa.
  • Transkei – continuing Sangoma studies, rural ceremonies.
  • ESST – Educational Support Services Trust, RDP, documentation and case studies on infant nutrition, posters, booklets.

1997

  • DAG – Development Action Group – daily life and housing project in Villiersdorp and Transkei.
  • Parliament – committee meetings, link between people and Government, in house documentation.
  • Basic Necessity – sex workers and their lifestyles in Cape Town.

1998

  • Culemborg – casino bid, site documentation, portraits and process.
  • Maria Montessori pre-school - quarterly documentation of children.
  • Fuji Profoto Award – for documentary image of refugees.
  • Mentor – of photography for a student at the Waldorf school.
  • Street photography project – job creation programme for adults, design and taught street photographers basic photography, with the South African Centre for Photography.
  • South African Centre for Photography – steering committee.

1999

  • Eye Africa Photo Festival - 8 day black & white  photographic workshop,taught high school children – funded by the European Union.
  • Street Photography project - through the South African Centre for Photography – funding from Kodak USA, taught township photographers.

2002

  • Mentor – of photography for a student at the Waldorf school.
  • Judge – Bellville Foto 2002 Competition.

2003

  • On going documentation of the Swartland farming area and Riebeeck West and Kasteel villages.
  • Her and me – ten years of  photographic work with my companion dog, Salvador.

2004

  • GARC - black & white documentation of organic vegetable gardens.
  • GARC - black and white documentation of farmers at Silverstroom.
  • Lecture to second year students, on my photography, department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town.

2005

  • donated Zionist baptism print to CANSA auction, Cancer Association of  South Africa.
  • documenting daily life of Malmesbury Women’s prison inmates.
  • Lecture to second year students, on my photography, department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town.

2006

  • Eye Inside – teaching my own Photographic Skills Development Programme at Malmesbury Women’s Prison, funded by Pick n’ Pay.
  • Sal – received funding from National Arts Council of South Africa towards own publication of black and white photographic book on Salvador.
  • Big Issue vendors – designed and ran photographic workshops with manual cameras, funded by Shaps Cameraland.
  • Lecture to second year students, University of Cape Town, about my work.

2007

  • City Varsity – lecturing to 2nd year Photography and Journalism students, documentary photography.
  • Cape Town School of Photography - ran my own photo-documentary course to adults.
  • University of Cape Town – taught 2nd year students documentary photography.

2008

  • Cape Town School of Photography – ran own documentary course.
  • Cape Town School of Photography – ran ‘Practical Photography’ 10 week course.
  • Ran own photographic workshops – for beginners, intermediary and darkroom.

2009

  • Student at Michaelis School of Fine Art –photographic research study on myself with breast cancer, accumulated in the project, ‘One in Nine’ and graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Art.

2010

  • My energy is returning and moving out of ‘illness’.
  • Working towards a show of ‘One in Nine’ during breast cancer month in October, at Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
  • Running photographic workshops, digital and manual to adults.

2011

  • 2010 Reasons to Live in a Small Town is a public art project facilitated by VANSA and funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund – with Chris Murphy established the Hermon Domino Tournament in partnership with the local community.

2012

  • Nominated for Heroes of Hope: Profiles of Courage for the West Coast, South Africa. The International Relay for Life programme profiles cancer survivors whose work exemplifies the mission of their cancer organisation.
  • Completed the Permaculture Design Course at Berg En Dal in the Karoo about creating a sustainable future, for teaching environmental education.
  • Graduated through the C.I.C. – Community Intervention Centre, I can provide Trauma Counselling under supervision – need to put in 350 hours of ‘shadowing’ experienced councillors. Volunteer for the Valley Empowerment project for the last 5 years.

 

BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

1994

  • Robben Island – Symbol of Resistance, commission by Sached Publishers.
  • The Waters of Life – African Zionist Christian Church, African Panorama.

1995

  • The Waters of Life – Zionist Christian Church, Adult Literacy Reader, Sached Publishers, text and photographs.

1996

  • Becoming a Sangoma – Adult Literacy Reader, Sached Publishers, text and photos.
  • Usindw’ezama – Adult Literacy Reader, Juta Publishers, photographs and written by Ntombi Mngxuma.
  • We Survived – Adult Literacy Reader, Sached Publishers, photographs and written by Mbongeni Pika.

1997

  • Mfuleni Gumboot Dancers – Adult Literacy Reader, Juta Educational Publishers, text and photographs.
  • Sacred Places – different religions in South Africa for Junior schools, Jutas Publishers and University of Cape Town, text Janet Stonier of  I.C.R.S.A.
  • Hope from Home – booklet, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, photographs and text.

1998

  • Atlantica Art magazine – internacional revista de las artes,  'Agua', Los Palmas, African Zionist baptisms.
  • Learning for Living – Jutas Publishers, photographs on Catholic Education.

1999

  • James McArdle – La Trobe University in Australia, “After life: the Paradox of the Photographic Portrait: Photographing People in Southern Africa 1860 to 1999.”

2000

  • Township Crawling Magazine – Design Media, all the photographs to promote township tourism.
  • Paris Photo magazine – African Zionists, Basic Necessity, Sangomas, editorial - Paris.

2002

  • Blink – nominated as one of 100 contemporary photographers worldwide, book by Phaidon Press, London.

2004

  •  The Fatherhood Project – by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), focus on men and family.  Photographic exhibition and book.

2006

  • The World of Fine Wine magazine – international wine magazine produced in London, feature on EarthWorks, farm labour project, life in the Cape vineyards and myself as a photographer.
  • Greenprint – an essential plan for people and the planet, feature on EarthWorks.
  • Contributor to Women by Women: 50 Years of Women’s Photography in South Africa, Wits University Press, South Africa.

2008

  • Kronos – Journal of Cape History, University of Western Cape, feature and in depth interview of my work with Prof. Michael Godby.

2009

  • Michaelis Graduates – catalogue at the University of Cape Town, Michaelis School of Fine Art.

2010

  • The Lie of the Land, representations of the South African Landscape, curated and written by Michael Godby.
  • Bonani Africa Festival of Photography, initiative of the South African History Online. Edited by Omar Badsha.
  • Of Us and the Others, catalogue, curated by Simon Njami and Bettina Malcomess.
  • A useful dream, catalogue, Palais des Beaux Arts, 35 African photographers from the 1960’s till today. Curated and written by Simon Njami.

2012

  • Month of Photography - MOP5 - The Domino Effect, edited by Jenny Altschuler.