Documentary Photographer and Photojournalist
“My photographs are my silent voice that speaks to those who are willing to listen”
Hello, My name is Lizane. Thank you for looking at my work.
I am an experienced and passionate photographer and photojournalist. My interest in news and current events initiated an interest in a career in journalism and I have been working in the Media Industry in South Africa since August 2007. I was a contract photojournalist for national publications of Media 24, Rapport, Kaap Rapport and Die Burger until December 2010. I published successfully in Huisgenoot, You, The Argus, Cape Times, Mango Magazine, NRC, Nederland’s Handelsblad, La’Officiel NL, Africa is a Country and various other local and international publications, print as well as online. As a freelance photojournalist I also contribute images to the Gallo Image Library and Africamediaonline, when in South Africa.
In 2008 I was chosen as one of 40 photographers from Africa to receive training through the Africamediaonline Masters Photography course. This course enriched my knowledge of photography and photojournalism.
In 2008 I was also nominated for a Journalism Award, by Vodacom. Vodacom Journalist of the year 2008. Category: Hard News, for a feature and investigative story, The Suitcase Murder, that I did with a fellow Journalist from Rapport, Media 24.
I have worked on a feature project in South Africa, Blikkiesdorp, since 2008 to May 2012. This feature and the story behind this very unique TRA (Temporary Relocation Area) were widely published. Online, as well as in print.
I also worked with a team of Journalists from TV Folha, Brazil in 2011, who interviewed me and the work I have done on the Blikkiesdorp project. Their aim was to investigate South Africa and the Soccer World Cup of 2010. Lessons to be learned from Blikkiesdorp, for the Soccer World Cup tournament, 2014.
In 2011 I was published by the Royal School of Fine Art, Stockholm, Architecture Department and later that same year a selection of photographs from my archive was chosen by Utango, a Non Profit Company, for a WEF (World Economic Forum) event. The photos were used in a presentation to create awareness for Impact Investing in Africa.
In September 2011, I was an Official photographer of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s book launch, Tutu, the Authorized Portrait. I had the opportunity to Photograph Bono, the lead singer of U2 at the Bishops’ birthday celebrations. I also photographed the Archbishop at the Russell Tribunal in Cape Town, September 2011.
I currently live in Busan, South Korea.
I work on various charity and humanitarian projects here in South Korea. I am currently working on a Project called Changing The Weapon, where I document Street Art and also the Art Villages in South Korea. The history of Korea is fascinating. I will reside and work in Korea till June 2014.
I just completed a postcard project for V-day Busan. V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. It is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. This year, V-Day Busan created postcards to sell as part of their fundraising campaign. We shot 22 Warrior women for the postcards.
Appart from all the humanitarian work I do and also the work I do as a photojournalist, I do commercial work as well. I love photography and I love being a visual storyteller.
ONLINE GALLERIES AND SOCIAL MEDIA
FACEBOOK : Lizane Louw Photography | Blikkiesdorp | Photojournalism
FLICKR Lizane Louw’s Photostream
INSTAGRAM: LizaneLouw My adventures on Instagram
Please note. All the photos on this site are copyrighted. Unauthorized use is prohibited without my written permission. Contact me for the use of any of the work on the site. Prints and canvas prints of material are also available on request.
Thank you for viewing my work! LL