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  • Racers ready to unleash speed machine

    first_imgBuoyed by charges Yohan Blake and Warren Weir’s performances at last Saturday’s MVP Classic at the National Stadium, Racers Track Club boss Glen Mills feels confident that his outfit is ready to turn on the speed again.The University of the West Indies-based Racers duo took the spotlight ahead of their MVP/University of Technology, G.C. Foster College, and Cameron Blazers rivals, last week, in what seemed to be a successful return from injury.London 2012 Olympics double silver medallist Blake, logged a world-leading 9.95 seconds, while Weir, the 2013 IAAF World Championship 200m silver medallist, clocked 10.07 seconds.Mills, while full of praise, was not surprised.”We are the home of excellence. If you follow our history, when it comes to speed, we are number one,” said the confident-sounding coach.When asked if their leading sprint icon Usain Bolt would show up in the same kind of form, Mills said, with a laugh, “We will see, we will see.”The veteran coach, who has conditioned six-time Olympic gold medallist Bolt and Blake, the second fastest man of all time, revealed that “he is getting ready, though”.The athletes meanwhile said that they were happy to return to world-class form following their respective injuries.Blake, who missed the 2013 World Championships in Moscow and last year’s event in Beijing due to separate issues, said it was a tough time, but it meant a lot to be back.”For two years, I’ve been out of the sub-10 club, so I thank God, who has been working in my life. It feels good to be back,” he said.His training partner, Weir, added: “I am very, very wonderful. I must say give God thanks (that) I finished another injury-free race and my recovery phase is going very good.”last_img read more

  • Vreed-en-Hoop vendors abandon new location

    first_imgBy: Kizzy ColemanSome 65 vendors who had agreed to relocate to facilitate the West Coast Demerara Road Improvement Project (RPI) have all abandoned the new site that was agreed upon.Earlier this month, Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Annette Ferguson along with others from the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, met with the vendors at the Vreed-en-Hoop Primary School where they explained that the RPI project is for the betterment of the West Coast and West Bank Demerara.After hearing these remarks, the hucksters all agreed to the temporary move. A new location was set identified in the vicinity of the Vreed-en-Hoop Secondary School and stalls were built by the vendors themselves to accommodate them for the time.But visiting the area on Friday <> noticed that all the stalls in the new location were empty and the vendors were back on the roadside.This newspaper spoke to vendors who explained that the new location is a “dead zone” where customers refused to visit.They explained that even though they had agreed to move, they only did so after they were assured that business would not change.This publication spoke to a number of vendors who explained the plight they are currently faced with.The abandoned stalls at the new locationOne vendor (name withheld) told this publication that sales are slow, adding that some days she only sells $60 worth of goods.“On Monday, I brought two hundred oranges and one hundred tangerine, plus pineapples and nothing is being sold, how I brought it it’s the same way I am taking it home back” she woman explained.According to the woman, some vendors even though they agreed to the move, did not go into the facility but continued to ply their trade on the roadside thus hindering the business for those that adhered to the move order.“Some of us are going in and some of them are not. So after that, everybody just pack up their goods and came out back onto the road”. Another vendor explained that she also has been selling about $100 a day in the new facility. “So we could not just sit down in there and depend on that because we have children to mind. So we come out here to hustle for the time until they come back to move us”.She added that according to information that she received, someone will be in the area to inspect and further move the vendors back to the facility—even those who did not move in the first wave. “When they do that, we will see how business goes again and then if things cannot work out, we’ll probably have to find other jobs”. The vendors also explained that the customers relayed to them that they will not be coming into the new area as there are still vendors that were given the go ahead to remain at certain areas on the roadside. The vendors are hoping to voice their concerns when those in charge next visit the area.last_img read more

  • Intense 5th round bowls off as tourney nears end

    first_img2018 GCB/CGI Jaguars 50-Overs League…Monday’s Round Five of the Jaguars 50-Overs League will feature mouth-watering encounters as a number of in-form players as well as franchises are rearing to finish this season as the number one team.Anthony AdamsAt Enmore, Lower Corentyne and East Coast look to better each other, especially after East Coast’s last game was rained out on Wednesday. Lower Corentyne have always been a top franchise, with the likes of Jason Sinclair, Junior Sinclair, Kevlon Anderson and Jonathan Foo leading the batting, despite their lack of runs in the last game, which cost them a win against Essequibo.East Coast could likely capitalise on the loss, as their batting line-up features Windies U-19 all-rounder Bhaskar Yadram and his brother Kamesh, along with Windies A batsman Chandrapaul Hemraj, who could come to the party on Monday. Spinners Amir Khan and Gajanand Sukhanand are in good form. So too are the Berbicians in spinners Kelvin Umrao, Foo, Kassim Khan and Veerasammy Permaul.East Bank suffered a loss to defending Champs Georgetown in their last game, with in-form opener Trevon Griffith continuing his form with a ton, and Vishaul Singh being the only other batsman to hold his ground with the bat, as his teammates found some quality bowling hard to play. This encounter against West Berbice at Bush Lot could see the home team pulling out the stops, given their easy 7-wicket win in the last game.Much will revolve around Guyana Jaguars duo of pacer Keon Joseph and left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie, fresh off a 4-for, while Guyana’s U-9 players Javid Karim and Kevin Sinclair will also have huge roles to play.In the bowling department, East Bank will rely heavily on national youth all-rounders Ronaldo Alimohammed and Trevor France.The defending champs Georgetown, fresh off consecutive wins in the 3rd and 4th rounds, would want to continue their form against the likes of West Demerara, whom they battle at Everest. Skipper Leon Johnson, with two unbeaten fifties, could convert into something big; while veteran all-rounder Chris Barnwell is also in good form with both bat and ball. Georgetown would also want more from Robin Bacchus and Raymond Perez with the bat, while Ashmead Nedd and his U19 teammate Qumar Torrington, along with the in-form spinner Ramaal Lewis, would suffice with the ball.West Demerara are a talented side, but their washed out game against East Coast in the round prior could see them having to push in extra work against the champs. Spinner Richie Looknauth, former national youth skipper Travis Persaud, and Ewert Samuels will have huge roles to fill, while the likes of ex-Windies U19 wicket-keeper batsman Tevin Imlach will need to lead from the front with bat.The fourth encounter of round five will see Upper Corentyne and Essequibo locking horns at the Port Mourant Ground in the Ancient County. The Berbice side would want Alex Algoo and Clinton Pestano to continue their batting form, as both batsmen have fifties under their belts; while Joshua Ramsammy and spinner Eon Hooper have thus far shown their class with the bat.Shawn Perreira, a former Guyana U19 skipper, and Andy Mohan were the only performers with the bat in the last game, but they would need to play more important roles come this round. Essequibo, former Franchise champs, are with few worries, especially given their bullish attack which features centurion Kemol Savory, Kevon Boodie, Ricardo Adams, the legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who could feature before the league ends, and a few others.Their bowling unit, probably one of the best in the competition, are in top-form, with left-arm spinner Anthony Adams, brother Akenie, Ricardo and a renewed pacer Ronsford Beaton are all capable match-winners. Round five’s matches will bowl off from 9:00h, weather permitting. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

  • Polls open for Municipal Election

    first_imgThe local polling station at the Pomeroy Sport Centre and there will also be another special voting opportunity for patients and staff at the Fort St. John hospital 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Eligible voters who may not have already registered can still vote, but proof of identification will be needed to register at the time you choose to do so. Two pieces of identification will be required – one indicating who the individual is and his or her address – and the second piece carrying his or her signature.Where to vote in other regions around the North Peace.Taylor – the District of Taylor Office again open until 8 p.m.Peace River Regional District Area C – Baldonnel Elementary, Charlie Lake Elementary, the Pomeroy Sport Centre and Peace River Regional District Office in Dawson Creek.Hudson’s Hope – Hudson’s Hope Community Hall- Advertisement -For a full list of voting locations in Northeast B.C., click here.Northeast region voting results will be posted on energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com and the energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com Facebook and Twitter pages beginning with the close of the polls at 8:00 p.m.Get out and vote!last_img read more

  • Mexico star opens door to Tottenham switch

    first_img Hector Moreno in action for Espanyol 1 Mexico international Hector Moreno has seemingly opened the door to a move to Tottenham after revealing his appreciation for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.Espanyol centre-back Moreno, who was signed by and played under Pochettino during the Argentinian’s spell in charge of the La Liga side, is on Spurs’ wishlist as they look to address their defensive issues.The 26-year-old has not featured this season having suffered a broken leg during Mexico’s World Cup campaign in Brazil during the summer, but reports in Spain claim Espanyol could look to move him on when the transfer window opens again in January.And the 57-cap defender has welcomed the interest from north London, revealing his gratitude for Pochettino.When asked on Catalan TV station TV3 about Pochettino, he said: “I really appreciate him, it was him who pushed for me [when I joined Espanyol in 2011].”The Mexican was in demand during the summer transfer window – Lazio and Stuttgart were chasing him before his injury, while he has also been linked with Manchester United in recent weeks. Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal worked with the player during his time as manager of Dutch side AZ Alkmaar.Moreno, who is rated at £6m, is set his return from injury in the next week and believes January would be the perfect time for Espanyol to cash in on him.He told TV3: “It has been said many times that the club are looking to sell me – it’s not what I have said, it’s what the president and the people on the board have said. It would be beneficial for Espanyol that I recover and be [available] in the market.”last_img read more

  • Did you know this about Steven Gerrard?!

    first_imgSteven Gerrard’s final game at Anfield is live on talkSPORT – Liverpool v Crystal Palace on Saturday 16 May 2015.With Steven Gerrard’s incredible Liverpool career approaching its conclusion, we’re testing Kopites on their knowledge of the legendary Reds captain.How much do you know about Gerrard?Get stuck in to our Stevie G quiz, here…About | Privacy | Terms 1 Steven Gerrard last_img

  • DONEGAL SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND PREVIEW

    first_imgPaddy McBrearty will be hoping he can fire Kilcar to victory against St Michaels on Sunday.Kilcar V St Michaels Kilcar are in buoyant mood after their fantastic opening day victory over Glenswilly in Foxhall and they welcome St Michaels to Towney this weekend in what promises to be another championship cracker. Kilcar earned a hard fought win over current Donegal SFC holders Glenswilly, but they were full value for their win. Excellent performances from Ciaran McGinley, Micheal Hegarty, Mark McHugh and Patrick McBrearty edged them over the line.St Michaels on the other hand recorded a comprehensive and comfortable win over Bundoran.A brace of goals from Colm McFadden and strikes from Christy Toye and Michael Langan ensured an easy win for Tony Wilkinson’s side.However, this Sunday represents a totally different proposition for St Michaels, Towney is renowned for being a difficult venue for any away side to go to in search of a result, and Sunday will be no different. Kilcar are the bookmakers favourite to win the championship outright, and they’ll be expected to defeat St Michaels and secure their passage to the last eight.It’s going to be a close and hard fought game, but with home advantage Kilcar should have enough to win, but it will be close.VERDICT – KILCAR Bundoran V Glenswilly  Both sides are in desperate need of a result, after both sides suffered opening day defeats in their respective championship matches last weekend. Bundoran were hammered by a rampant St Michaels side, while reigning Donegal SFC holders Glenswilly were defeated at home to Kilcar.Glenswilly travel to Bundoran this weekend, and Gary McDaid’s side need a win to stay in the championship.Bundoran are a physically strong and well organised side, they’ll make it difficult for Glenswilly and have a good record at home, and they also need a win to keep their championship aspirations alive.However, with Michael Murphy, Neil Gallagher and Ciaran Bonner in their side Glenswilly should have too much quality to get the win they badly need. VERDICT – GLENSWILLYGaoth Dobhair v Dungloe Gaoth Dobhair could only manage a draw last Saturday evening in Killybegs, and now their derby match with Dungloe takes on extra significance on Sunday afternoon.Dungloe defeated Termon in Rosses Park, and have already won the Division Two title by going the entire season unbeaten.Tony Boyle’s side are full of confidence, and with Adrian Sweeney rolling back the years with a virtuoso display last weekend, Dungloe have a great chance of destroying Gaoth Dobhair’s championship ambitions.Kevin Cassidy’s side were denied a win last weekend, by a late Brendan McGuire point, but before Cassidy netted with five minutes to go, they’d trailed for the entire match.County stars Neil McGee, Eamon McGee and Odhran MacNiallais will be key players for Gaoth Dobhair, and with home advantage they’ll be fancied by many to win against their local rivals Dungloe.However, Dungloe are brimming with confidence and they’ll relish the challenge of facing Gaoth Dobhair in their own backyard.Gaoth Dobhair struggled last week, and all the pressure is on them to get a result, they’ll need a big performance to overcome Dungloe.VERDICT – DUNGLOETermon V Killybegs Termon and Killybegs face off at the Burn Road this weekend in a crucial game for both sides, as they fight to keep their championship hopes alive.Killybegs reached the Donegal SFC final last year, but have endured a difficult season in the league to date.However, they’ll take confidence from their excellent performance against Gaoth Dobhair, and they’ll be delighted to take a point from the game.Termon are rooted to the bottom of Division One and have been decimated by emigration and injuries this season.They suffered another demoralising defeat to Dungloe last weekend, and they need to produce a big performance to get anything from Killybegs at the weekend.Darren Gibson will look to sharpshooters Daire McDaid and Christy Connaghan to help them to a crucial win.VERDICT – KILLYBEGS St Eunans v Naomh Muire St Eunans welcome Naomh Muire to O’Donnell park this weekend fresh from their impressive victory over Malin last Sunday.Maxi Curran’s side delivered a clinical display after surviving an early first-half scare when they conceded two early goals.St Eunans composed themselves and drew level with the Inishowen men by half-time, before kicking on in the second-half scoring 1-10 without reply to blow Malin away.Naomh Muire, competing in the senior championship for the first time in fourteen years, gave an excellent performance against Glenties.They had Paul ‘The Yank’ Boyle red carded early in the second-half, but they scored four unanswered points to get without two of Glenties with five minutes to go.Glenties survived the scare and were relived in the end to get over the line.St Eunans are hot favourites on Sunday, but Gary Boyle will have side well prepared for the challenge presented by the Letterkenny men.St Eunans should have too much quality and experience for Naomh Muire, and know a win will book a place in the last eight.VERDICT – ST EUNANSNaomh Conaill v Malin Naomh Conaill got their Donegal SFC campaign off to a winning start last weekend, but were made to work hard by a spirited Naomh Muire side.Last year’s result against Malin ultimately cost the Glenties men dearly, they lead by seven points at half-time in the reverse fixture, but Malin fought back to earn a draw.Naomh Conaill were eventually eliminated due to Malin having a better scoring difference than them after they inflicted Cloughaneely to a heavy defeat.Naomh Conaill will be out to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself this weekend as they seek to secure a passage into the last eight.Malin gave St Eunans an early first-half fright, but lost their way in the second-half.They face a hugely difficult game again this weekend, and it’s hard to look past Naomh Conaill for the win.VERDICT – NAOMH CONAILL Ardara v Glenfin Ardara welcome Glenfin to Pearse Memorial Park this weekend hoping to secure a crucial after being held to a draw against Four Masters last weekend.In truth, Ardara had chances to win the game against Four Masters but were wasteful and were left to rue those missed chances in the end.They’ll be confident with home advantage to have enough to overcome the challenge of Glenfin.Glenfin were left licking their wounds after being defeated by local rivals Mac Cumhaills last weekend.It was nip and tuck for most of the match last week, but Mac Cumhaills kicked on in the final quarter and pulled away to win comfortably in the end.It now leaves Glenfin in desperate need of result to keep their championship hopes alive, although they face a formidable test in the form of Ardara.VERDICT – ARDARA Mac Cumhaills v Four MastersMac Cumhaills earned an excellent derby win over Glenfin last weekend, and are hoping they can continue that this weekend when they host Four Masters.With home advantage Mac Cumhaills will be confident they can build on last week’s success and a victory would see them advance to the last eight.Four Masters battled hard last week and earned a draw with Ardara.With Paul Durcan, Karl Lacey and Luke Keaney in their side, they’ll be confident they can go to Mac Cumhaill park and get a result.It’s a crucial match for both, but Four Masters are desperate for a win and no nothing less than victory will do.VERDICT – FOUR MASTERSDONEGAL SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND PREVIEW was last modified: October 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal SFCGAAHome-page Sportnewspreviewlast_img read more

  • FIRST ROAD PUCK COMPETITION A HUGE SUCCESS

    first_imgEoin McLaughlin lets fly in testing conditions.The inaugural St Eunan’s Road Puck took place in Letterkenny on December 27th to great success.Chris Gallagher aiming for one straight down the roadA total of eight teams took part on the 4km course from Glencar back to the St Eunan’s clubhouse via the Kirkstown Road.  A hardy crew came out to partake and spectate in the sometimes challenging weather conditions.The competition was won by the Chris Gallagher / Caoimhin Lennon team with 52 shots.But a special mention was made to 8 year old Sarah Lambe who completed the course.All participants returned back to the clubhouse where hot soup welcomed them! Thanks to all that helped out and to those that took part in a great day and a day that will only get bigger in future years.Caoimhin Lennon in actionCounty Manager Ray Durack avoiding the ditchFIRST ROAD PUCK COMPETITION A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: December 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalHURLINGletterkennyroad puckSt Eunanslast_img read more

  • Tierney says he is happy at Celtic

    first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesKieran Tierney says he is happy at Celtic despite reports linking him with Chelsea.It has been claimed that Chelsea are keen on the 19-year-old full-back, who has made three appearances for Scotland.Tierney told Sky Sports: “It’s just a story and I’m just concentrating on Celtic and my next training day.”Tierney has impressed since returning to action after missing three months of the season because of injury.A number of English clubs are said to have been monitoring his progress.“It’s flattering. I don’t bother about it too much,” he said.“I’ve got my pals texting me about it and stuff like that, but I think it would be more in your head if you weren’t happy at a club, but I’m really at Celtic.”   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • Rise and Fall photo exhibition captures the scars of apartheid

    first_imgPeter Magubane, Sharpeville Funeral: More than 5 000 people were at the graveyard, May 1960. (Image: Baileys African History Archive). • Museum Africa • African art scene blooms in South Africa • South African art: a history • South African art sets new record • SA art snapped up at UK auction• 1913 Land Act: images of lossLucille DavieNew York, Munich, Milan and now Johannesburg – the epic exhibition Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life opens in the city in February. It includes about 700 photographs by some of South Africa’s top photographers.On at Museum Africa in Newtown from 13 February to 29 June, the exhibition “offers an unprecedented and comprehensive historical overview of the pictorial response to apartheid”, according to the organisers. The exhibition opened in New York in September 2012, and moved to the other cities in 2013.Part of the celebration of 20 years of democracy, the exhibition will showcase the work of more than 70 photographers, artists and filmmakers, including Leon Levson, Eli Weinberg, David Goldblatt, Peter Magubane, Alf Kumalo, Jurgen Schadeberg, Sam Nzima, Ernest Cole, George Hallet, Omar Badsha, Gideon Mendel, Paul Weinberg, John Liebenberg, Kevin Carter, Joao Silva and Greg Marinovich.Pictures by the Drum Magazine photographers of the 1950s and the Afrapix Collective in the 1980s will be included, as well as by the Bang Bang Club, an informal group of four photographers who worked in the townships of South Africa in the early 1990s. A subsequent book of their experiences was made into a film entitled The Bang Bang Club.Work by contemporary artists who record the impact of apartheid as it continues to resonate today will also be included, among them Sue Williamson, Jo Ractliffe, Jane Alexander, Santu Mofokeng, Guy Tillim and William Kentridge. A new generation of artists and photographers will also be shown, including Sabelo Mlangeni, Thabiso Sekgale and the Center for Historical Re-enactments in Johannesburg.Eight years of researchThe exhibition took about eight years of research, although the idea first came to Okwui Enwezor, one of the curators, in 1994, he says. “In broad terms, the foundation for this exhibition evolved out of two interests of mine: the first was my intellectual and curatorial engagement with photography, with images of African photography. The second and related interest is how photographic images engender new possibilities for assessing what I call the African imaginary, particularly how Africans pictured and represented themselves and their social worlds,” explains Enwezor.It examines “the aesthetic power of the documentary form – from the photo essay to reportage, social documentary to photojournalism and art – in recording, analysing, articulating and confronting the legacy of apartheid, including its impact on everyday life now in South Africa”, say the organisers in their statement.“The exhibition argues that the rise of the Afrikaner National Party changed the pictorial perception of the country into a highly contested space based on the ideals of equality, democracy and civil rights.” It will bring together “a rich tapestry of materials that have rarely been shown together”.CuratorsThe exhibition has been curated by Enwezor and Rory Bester. Nigerian-born Enwezor is the director of the Haus der Kunst museum in Munich. He was previously the adjunct curator at the International Center of Photography in New York, and dean of academic affairs and senior vice-president at San Francisco Art Institute. He was the artistic director of La Triennale 2012 at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and of many other international exhibitions.Enwezor served as the Kirk Varnedoe visiting professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and is the founding publisher and editor of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. He is the curator of the prestigious Venice Biennale 2015, making him the first African-born curator in the exhibition’s 100-year history. He has written extensively on contemporary African art and artists, as well as on American and international art, according to Universes in Universe, the international art website. At the age of 20 he moved to New York, and lives there and in Munich.Enwezor says that “the end of apartheid laws could not ease the scars born of those laws. Those scars, a product of apartheid’s debilitating degradation of black lives, remain visibly inscribed in the social fabric of the country today.”Trilogy of exhibitionsAbout 10 years ago, he says, he proposed a trilogy of exhibitions focusing on photography and Africa. “I chose three specific conceptual and historical points of departure: a broad survey of photography and contemporary art by African artists in the 21st century. The exhibition that resulted from that was Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography in 2006.”The second focus was on the 20th century, looking at photography within the context of socio-political struggle and change. And the third focus, being researched at the moment, is for an exhibition entitled Sun in their Eyes: Photography and the Invention of Africa.Bester is an art historian and critic, as well as a curator and documentary filmmaker at the Wits School of Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where he is the head of history of art.His teaching and research include archive and museum practice, curatorial studies, exhibition histories, photographic practice and post colonialism. He writes art criticism for South Africa’s top investigative newspaper, the Mail & Guardian, as well as for Art South Africa, Camera Austria and Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. He has curated and co-curated a number of exhibitions in Denmark, Germany, South Africa, Sweden and the US.Numerous visitsEnwezor says the research for the exhibition involved numerous visits to archives, museums, universities, libraries, photographers, artists, curators and galleries in South Africa, Europe and the US. He laments the fact that although they ploughed through thousands of images, there were times when they faced what he calls “the case of the missing negatives”.“On the one hand we had so many photographs, yet there were so many by different photographers that have been irretrievably lost,” he recounts.Asked what he is most satisfied with in the exhibition, he says: “I am most pleased not only by the scope and richness of the material in the exhibition, but what makes me very proud is that almost the entirety of the show is built on the brave and imaginative work of South African artists and photographers. The exhibition is a tribute to their immense photographic skill and political courage.”In an exhibition of this size there are a number of sponsors: Mark McCain and Caro MacDonald/Eye and I, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the ICP Exhibitions Committee, National Endowment for the Arts, Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, Deborah Jerome and Peter Guggenheimer, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.The Johannesburg exhibition is sponsored in particular by the Department of Arts and Culture and the Ford Foundation, supported by the City of Johannesburg, Museum Africa, the European Union, the Goethe-Institut, the Austrian Embassy, the British Council, Eunic, the German Embassy, the French Institute of South Africa, the Swiss Embassy and Wits University.last_img read more