Alice Mann

Avondale Primary Drum Majorettes, Digital inkjet print, 55.8 x 66 cm, 2018, Edition of 5 afronova gallery

Born in Cape Town in 1991. Lives and works between Cape Town and London.

Alice Mann is a South African photographic artist based in London who’s intimate portraiture essays explore notions of picture making as an act of collaboration. She aims to create images that empower her subjects and creates projects over extended periods, allowing for engaged and nuanced representations.

Her work has been exhibited internationally at Red Hook Labs (NYC), Unseen Photo Fair (Amsterdam), The National Portrait Gallery and Somerset House (London), The International Centre of Photography (NYC) and Manchester Art Gallery, as prestigious art fairs including 1:54 African Art Fair, and Paris Photo Fair. Mann’s personal and commissioned work has been published internationally including The Guardian, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Artsy, The British Journal of Photography, and National Geographic.

Her award winning series ‘Drummies’ exploring female drum majorette teams in South Africa, has been selected as a winner of the Lensculture emerging photographer prize (2018) and the PHMuseum Women’s ‘New Generation’ prize for an emerging photographer (2018). Four images from the series were awarded first place at the prestigious Taylor Wessing portraiture prize (2018). The work was also awarded the Grand Prix at the 34th edition of the Hyeres International Festival of Fashion and Photography (2019). Her first solo exhibition of the work was at the Kunsthal Rotterdam in late 2021, when she also released her first monograph, ‘Drummies’, with acclaimed photobook publisher GOST Books. Her most recent body of work ‘The Night is Young’ was selected as finalist for the 2022-2024 edition of the Prix Elysee.

Her work is part of collections including JP Morgan Chase Art Collection, Floriane de Saint Pierre, Agnès b, and the Getty Museum.

Her work is currently on show as part of Africa Supernova, The Collection of Carla and Pieter Schulting, at Kunsthal Kade in the Nederlands.

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