I’m Exhibiting!

I’m not in the habit of using this blog to plug myself, at least not in an obvious way. I’m also not in the habit of using exclamation points in my post titles. But today I am making exceptions.

Next week, there will be an exhibition of my photos in Melville.

A hint of what’s to come.

I’ve had my photos in a couple of exhibitions before. But this one is special because it’s all my work, I chose the subject myself, and it’s happening in my own ‘hood at the IT Corner, one of my favorite Melville hangouts.

I won’t go into detail about what the exhibition is about just yet. But all the photos were taken over the last month in one of the most interesting parts of Jozi (at least in my opinion) — Jeppestown and the Maboneng Precinct. I took the pictures with both my DSLR and my iPad.

Jozi instagrammed.

Shooting this exhibition was really rewarding because I got to do what I love best: walk the streets of Joburg, meet interesting people, and take pictures. I learned so much about this city — and myself — as I worked, and my passion for street photography has increased exponentially. I’m really grateful to have been given this opportunity.

The exhibition is on Thursday, 29 November, at 6:30 p.m. Here are the details for the locals among you: http://www.facebook.com/events/508166799201917/. If you’d like to come, please RSVP on Facebook or send me a message through the blog.

There is an admission fee of R100 for the exhibition. Please note that this money covers the costs of hiring the venue and the food and drinks served at the event. I’m told that the food will be delicious. Oh, and there is going to be a Q&A! So if you’re curious to find out what goes through the mind of an American suburbanite living a quirky expat life in Johannesburg, here’s your chance.

For those of you living in other parts of the world who can’t make it, have no fear. I’ll take pictures.

Thanks to photographer Christi Sa and Kader of the IT Corner for making this happen. You guys rock.

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35 Comments

  • Reply Charles Visser (@CharlesVisser1) November 19, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Why is everything you do seemingly on a Thursday night? That’s my Boys Nite at the Xai! Nevertheless I shall try to convince them to swing past and pay the R100… if they don’t I’ll do anyway.

    • Reply 2summers November 19, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks Chuck. Hope to see you there. Isn’t every night boys’ night at the Xai for you? 🙂

  • Reply eremophila November 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Whoohoo!!! Great exciting news!!! Wish I could be there, but am sure it will be fantastic!

  • Reply Dave Freeman November 19, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Wish I could see the exhibit. I’ve been watching your photography from afar for some time now. You are truly a great photographer with a wonderful eye. Congratulations, Heather!

    • Reply 2summers November 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      Awe, thanks Dave. That means so much to me. I hope you’re doing well. I miss you!

  • Reply JMG November 19, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Congrats! Can you Skype it so your fan base across the ocean can see?

    • Reply 2summers November 20, 2012 at 6:54 am

      Well, the exhibition is taking place at an internet cafe! So I’ll see what I can do.

  • Reply amelie88 November 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Congrats on the exhibition! I obviously can’t come since I am on the other side of the world, but I am sure I would enjoy it. I’m starting to consider you as the Sartorialist of Johannesburg, only I think your pictures are more interesting and you seem more down to earth than Scott Schumann (that’s a compliment!). 😀

    • Reply 2summers November 20, 2012 at 6:51 am

      Haha, thanks. I’m flattered.

  • Reply Debra Kolkka November 20, 2012 at 12:30 am

    I wish I lived closer.

    • Reply 2summers November 20, 2012 at 6:40 am

      Me too, Debra. Thanks.

  • Reply thirdeyemom November 20, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Wonderful Heather! Wih I could see the real prints! Congrats and you should toot your own horn! 🙂

  • Reply Kathryn McCullough November 20, 2012 at 12:58 am

    I agree with Nicole, you should promote yourself more! Can’t wait to see more. Congratulations!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

  • Reply elana mckivergan November 20, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Hi Heather. Sorry I am going to miss it……..Next time.

    • Reply 2summers November 20, 2012 at 6:40 am

      No problem! Thanks for the comment.

  • Reply catherine November 20, 2012 at 7:05 am

    congratulations for a well deserved recognition, and I too, wish I could come by…enjoy your night, Heather!

  • Reply catherine November 20, 2012 at 7:05 am

    congratulations for a well deserved recognition, and I too, wish I could come by…enjoy your night, Heather!

  • Reply eof737 November 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Wishing you all the best on your upcoming exhibit. I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog as I immediately became curious to learn what led you to Jo’burg… I bet it’s somewhere in your blog. Also, I was fascinated by the intro which identifies you as an American suburbanite in Jo’burg. I wanted to get a sense of your perspective and how you are adjusting to life there… The photos above are terrific, I’ll wait to see the rest. when you share them. 🙂
    Cheers,
    Eliz

    • Reply 2summers November 21, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      Thanks Eliz! And thanks again for checking out my blog. Too bad you’re not here to check out the exhibition.

  • Reply eof737 November 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Wishing you all the best on your upcoming exhibit. I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog as I immediately became curious to learn what led you to Jo’burg… I bet it’s somewhere in your blog. Also, I was fascinated by the intro which identifies you as an American suburbanite in Jo’burg. I wanted to get a sense of your perspective and how you are adjusting to life there… The photos above are terrific, I’ll wait to see the rest. when you share them. 🙂
    Cheers,
    Eliz

    • Reply 2summers November 21, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      Thanks Eliz! And thanks again for checking out my blog. Too bad you’re not here to check out the exhibition.

  • Reply Fiver November 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    V. exciting! Can you please arrange another show for February/March so I can see it? Just kidding. Well done, well deserved. Say hi to the IT Corner guys from me.

    • Reply 2summers November 21, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      I’ll see what I can do!

  • Reply Fiver November 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    V. exciting! Can you please arrange another show for February/March so I can see it? Just kidding. Well done, well deserved. Say hi to the IT Corner guys from me.

    • Reply 2summers November 21, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      I’ll see what I can do!

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  • Reply paranoiasnfm January 17, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Great!

  • Reply paranoiasnfm January 17, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Great!

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