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.
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.
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
Galerie Miranda, Paris
Librairie du CCS, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
Yvon Lambert, Paris
c/o Berlin Foundation, Berlin
Do you read me?!, Berlin
Georg Buechner, Darmstadt
Pro QM, Berlin
Books International, Bologna
MHM Limited, Tokyo
Athenaeum Bookstore & Newscentre, Amsterdam
Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam
San Serriffe, Amsterdam
The American Book Center, Amsterdam
Van Piere, Eindhoven
Post Poetics, Seoul
Duplikat - Buch + Papier, Zurich
Librairie du Boulevard, Geneva
Le Vent des Routes, Geneva
Never stop reading, Zurich
OOR Records, Zurich
Oraibi and Becksbook, Geneva
Art Data, London
2 Bridges Music Arts, New York, NY
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
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
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