Davina Jogi explores the relationship between power and poverty with regard to the provision of water and sanitation in an urban environment, by photographing the challenges being faced in Harare, Zimbabwe. Jogi is the 2012 recipient of the Media and Advocacy Mentorship at the Market Photo Workshop. Jogi was mentored by Jonathan Torgovnik.
About Davina Jogi
Born in Zimbabwe, Davina Jogi studied at the University of Cape Town and the Cape Town School of Photography, and went on to complete the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Programme at the Market Photo Workshop in 2008. Between the end of 2008 and 2010, Jogi worked as Assistant Photo Editor at The Times newspaper. During that time, she was nominated for World Press Photo's Joop Swart Masterclass twice and was selected to participate in their project The Road to 2010 and Beyond, which provided a platform for African journalists to tell the story of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. As a freelance photographer, Jogi has worked with various local and international newspapers, magazines and NGOs.
Jogi's proposed work for the Media and Advocacy Photography Mentorship seeks to examine water issues in Zimbabwe – and consider the connection between water supply, sanitation, health, power and poverty. Her project, therefore, is a way to examine water problems and solutions on a smaller and therefore more relevant level – focusing on personal stories.
About Jonathan Torgovnik
Jonathan Torgovnik graduated with a BFA degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he studied Photography and Fine Arts. Torgvnik's photographs from various projects and assignments have been published by the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, GQ, GEO, the London Sunday Times Magazine, Wired, Stern, Paris Match, Le Monde 2, the Telegraph Magazine, Mother Jones, Aperture, Smithsonian Magazine and CNN, among many others. Torgovnik is the author of two books: Bollywood Dreams; An Exploration of the Motion Picture Industry, and its Culture in India (Phaidon, 2003), and Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape (Aperture, 2009). Torgovnik's award-winning photographs have been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the US and Europe, and are in the permanent collections of museums and institutions such as The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Bibliotheque National De France in Paris, and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Torgovnik has received many honours such as the 2012 prix découverte d'arles discovery award at the Rencontres d’Arles Festival, the National Portrait Gallery's Photographic Portrait Prize in the UK, the Open Society Institute’s Documentary photography Project Fellowship Distribution Grant, Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, and the ASMP/PDN Alfred Newman Prize. Torgovnik's short multimedia film “Intended Consequences” produced by MediaStorm won the duPont Columbia University Journalism Award, a Webby Award, an Emmy nomination, and was named as one of the best works of journalism of the decade in the United States, by New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
Torgovnik has also received awards from the World Press Photo Foundation, Picture Of The Year International, American Photography, Graphis, Communication Arts, and Photo District News. Torgovnik regularly lectures and leads workshops in universities and institutions around the world, and is on the faculty of the International Center of Photography School in New York.
About the Media and Advocacy Photography Mentorship
The mentorship is aimed at the development of photographers with an interest in documenting societal issues that go unacknowledged in the mainstream media. The mentorship is for photographers interested in specialising in reporting, with a particular commitment to coverage of advocacy issues affecting diverse communities. For more information click here