Art Project Thanda – South Africa 2016

An inspiring week!
An exhausting week!
An interesting week!
An unforgettable week!

Since I have arrived in South Africa four-and-a-half years ago I spent my time exploring and photographing the bush and its wild animals, I was guiding and teaching many Thanda guests about the environment and about photography, I have developed websites and worked on social media. None of that had prepared me for the last week.

Twenty well known artists from the Americas and Europe stayed at Thanda Safari to create art work to benefit the Star For Life organization (http://www.starforlife.org/). I was part of the team to host these creative guests. I spent my week responding to their needs and request, I set up a photo studio in the middle of the bush, I helped the photographers among them to get the right setups and I spent many hours photographing Colette Lumiere, a multimedia artist from New York, in her various installations. And I also took pictures during the event which will become part of a book about the project. What an experience! I will never forget it.

All the work created will be auctioned at the end of next year at Stockholms Auktionsverk (http://artprojectthanda.com/) to benefit Star For Life.

These are a few pictures from this very special week! Enjoy them!

#artprojectthanda

Art Project Thanda @ Intibane
Art Project Thanda @ Intibane
The Grand Atelier @ Intibane
The Grand Atelier @ Intibane
Johan Falkman taking portraits of Zulu dancers at the Intibane photo studio
Johan Falkman taking portraits of Zulu dancers at the Intibane photo studio
Star For Life students showing their dreams through drama to the artists
Star For Life students showing their dreams through drama to the artists
Students at a Star For Life school were performing for the artists
Students at a Star For Life school were performing for the artists
Johan Falkman creating a group portrait
Johan Falkman creating a group portrait
Agustin Gonzalez working on a painting
Agustin Gonzalez working on a painting
Ike Ude taking Star For Life school students images at the Intibane photo studio
Ike Ude taking Star For Life school students images at the Intibane photo studio
Leslie Sardinias explaining his work to four interested Star For Life school students
Leslie Sardinias explaining his work to four interested Star For Life school students
Camilla Thulin showing her beautiful creation - 'Zulu Queen' gown and robe
Camilla Thulin showing her beautiful creation – ‘Zulu Queen’ gown and robe
USA and Swedish artists were working together on large pieces of art
USA and Swedish artists were working together on large pieces of art
Chrissie Hansson was videoing Elisabeth de Jesus Espinosa working
Chrissie Hansson was videoing Elisabeth de Jesus Espinosa working
A young Zulu model in front of the group portrait which he is part of
A young Zulu model in front of the group portrait which he is part of
Korakrit Arunanondchai taking video of a burn as part of his installation art
Korakrit Arunanondchai taking video of a burn as part of his installation art
Leslie Sardinias working on his painting
Leslie Sardinias working on his painting
Colette Lumiere in her installation 'Le tresors de L'afrique' in one of the Intibane chalets - artists viewing the installation - Colette posing with a Zulu warrior
Colette Lumiere in her installation ‘Le tresors de L’afrique’ in one of the Intibane chalets – artists viewing the installation – Colette posing with a Zulu warrior in front of the chalet

4 Replies to “Art Project Thanda – South Africa 2016”

  1. GOOD JOB AND THANKS FOR DOING THAT GREAT EFFORT,from tennessee

    On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 6:11 AM, Christian Sperka Photography – The Blog wrote:

    > Christian Sperka posted: “An inspiring week! An exhausting week! An > interesting week! An unforgettable week! Since I have arrived in South > Africa four-and-a-half years ago I spent my time exploring and > photographing the bush and its wild animals, I was guiding and teaching > man” >

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