features the work of aspiring young photographers, writers, illustrators and designers from across Africa.


    The NICE Magazine No3 from Katlehong, South Africa is fresh off press!

  • about

    KLAYM is a nonprofit, built on the idea to stimulate economic opportunities for young creatives from across Africa, notably photographers. Our aim is to provide a framework where aspiring creatives and artists, who are facing limited access to professional trainings, can improve their skills and experiences, develop projects, perform and exhibit. Each Nice magazine production is accompanied by a workshop series in photography, video production, graphic media design and creative writing aiming to critically engage the participant’s creative visual practice, in a dialogue with local and global visual culture and socio-political realities. We believe that to understand the true scale of Africa, it is essential to pay attention to its emerging voices, many of which explore a previously unrecognised depth of lived experiences in a place of rapid change.

  • workshops

    KLAYM leads workshops for young professionals in media and design with local and international instructors in various countries in Africa. The aim is to strengthen the participants in their individual visions and narratives.

    Each workshop not only sets a strong focus on practical aspects of conceiving and producing a story. It also trains the business skills of our participants and teaches them methods to establish longterm relationships with clients.

    On a second level the workshops provide the young initiators with the infrastructure to create their own magazine showcasing the subjects they deal with in their work. Each workshop leads to a dedicated publication.

    The goal of KLAYM is to ensure our participants expertise and support them with a higher global exposure.

  • publications

    NICE is a publication series which showcases the creative works from young individuals from across Africa. The publication series offers a unique and thought-provoking glimpse at
    everyday life within particular urban spaces. The work of Nice's young contributors highlight the webs of histories, politics, styles, cultural productions, aesthetic vocabularies and identifications that distinguish the urban spaces in which they live. Spaces that are in fact geographies of continual transformation, reinvented in the wake of globalization, the digital
    revolution, and migration. Between past and future, analogue and digital, Nice shares and supports the voice of young Africans from city to city. Content and the overall appearance of Nice have been developed as part of a collaborative effort between the respective contributors and Klaym. The publication series NICE serves both as a portfolio for our contributors, and a stand alone magazine featuring refreshing new work from the African continent in photography, visual design and journalism.

    After the first issue from Pemba, Moçambique and the second one from Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire we are now releasing the third issue from Katlehong, South Africa. Order your copy online with us or find the magazine in the store.

  • NICE in the stores


    Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane

    NGV International Gallery Shop, Melbourne

    Perimeter Books, Thornbury, Melbourne

    Readings, Carlton



    Riot, Gent



    Galerie Miranda, Paris

    Librairie du CCS, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris

    Yvon Lambert, Paris



    c/o Berlin Foundation, Berlin

    Do you read me?!, Berlin

    Extrabuch, Muenster

    Georg Buechner, Darmstadt

    Pro QM, Berlin



    Books International, Bologna



    MHM Limited, Tokyo



    Athenaeum Bookstore & Newscentre, Amsterdam

    Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam

    Motta, Eindhoven

    San Serriffe, Amsterdam

    The American Book Center, Amsterdam

    Van Piere, Eindhoven


    South Korea

    Post Poetics, Seoul



    Fotomuseum, Winterthur

    Duplikat - Buch + Papier, Zurich

    Kosmos, Zurich

    Kunstgriff, Zurich

    Kunsthalle, Basel

    Librairie du Boulevard, Geneva

    Le Vent des Routes, Geneva

    Never stop reading, Zurich

    OOR Records, Zurich

    Oraibi and Becksbook, Geneva

    Payot, Lausanne

    Payot Rive Gauche, Geneva
    Photoforum Pasquart, Bienne

    Qwstion, Zurich

    Sphères, Zurich


    United Kingdom

    Art Data, London

    Offprint, London
    Turbine Hall Shop, Tate Modern, London


    United States

    2 Bridges Music Arts, New York, NY

    Arcana, Culver City, CA

    Artbook @ Hauser Wirth, New York, NY

    McNally Jackson Booksellers, New York, NY

    Phillip Galgiani, New York, NY

    Spoonbill and Sugartown, Brooklyn, NY

    YBP Library Services, Contoocook, NH

  • support us

    Klaym campaigns for a stronger presence of African photographers on the global stage.


    Our initiative has been blessed with great and encouraging feedbacks from all over the world. However, in order to explore the full potential of our workshop and publication we are in need of support. If you would like to see more work from African photographers in the future: kindly support our efforts!


    Your help is best appreciated with a donation either directly via through our shop (see options below) or via transfer to our bank account:

    Bank: PostFinance, Switzerland

    Account No.: 61-176602-2, IBAN: CH07 0900 0000 6117 6602 2



    Shop for our products below

    NICE  N°3 from Katlehong, South Africa

    NICE N°3 from Katlehong, South Africa

    The NICE Magazine exhibits the works of a young generation of African photographers, designers and writers and showcases their perspectives, aesthetics, styles and stories. This issue is produced out of Katlehong, South Africa.

    232 Pages, English with isiZulu and SeSotho sections
    Release: September 19, 2019
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    NICE  N°2 from Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

    NICE N°2 from Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

    The NICE Magazine exhibits the works of a young generation of African photographers, designers and writers and showcases their perspectives, aesthetics, styles and stories. The publication represents a unique collaboration between the association Klaym, Côte d’Ivoire-raised photographer Flurina Rothenberger, Zurich design agency Hammer and several up-and-coming young talents from numerous African countries.

    164 Pages, Bilingual English and French
    Release: January 26, 2018
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    NICE N°1 from Pemba, Moçambique

    NICE N°1 from Pemba, Moçambique

    Africa has the highest concentration of young people on the planet, all finding their way in life. Edition Nice N°1 was a pilot project, a youth magazine conceived and carried out with young contributors in Pemba, Moçambique. In images and in words, they share their point of view on money, job, social media, love and what identity means to them. Both locally and globally.

    Art direction and Design by Hammer
    144 Pages
    Bilingual English and Portuguese
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    NICE N°1 Poster - ON DEMAND

    NICE N°1 Poster - ON DEMAND

    This poster was created for the first Nice edition by Hammer. Now the poster was selected for the "100 beste Platte DE/AT/CH" exhibition at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts.

    Silkscreen, two color
    Size 89.5 x 128cm
    CMAT 150g

    Designed by Hammer, Zurich.
    Printed in France.
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