See video about Sydelle Willow Smith  project in Barcelona


Sydelle Willow Smith is a  young female South African visual artist, based in Cape Town, with a background in Visual Anthropology. Using both video and photography,  she focuses on memory, home, and place making with a keen interest in migration in her short films, documentary essays, and participatory projects. She has been published in Le Monde, The Guardian and Le Nouvelle Observateur, working across Africa both on personal projects, and for N.G.O’s such as Doctors Without Borders. Smith was awarded the 2012 Gisele Wulfsohn Mentorship grant in photography, from The Market Photo Workshop, and The Africa Centre Residency Award to attend Jiwar Creation and Society in Barcelona in November 2013. Amazing Grace, a short film Smith produced,  and worked on as a camera operator with Makhulu Productions – a film about deforestation in Zambia recently won best short at the prestigious Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in America in 2013, and the United Nations Forum on Forests in Istanbul in 2013.

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