Team Nice '17, photographer, painter, project coordinator
Adou Kouakou Emmanuel (1977) graduated from the Regional Conservatory of Arts and Crafts of Abengourou with a specialty in contemporary painting. As a photographer, musician, painter and trainer, AKE, has been a member in numerous art juries. His work has been awarded and exhibited in Fairs, Festivals and Exhibitions both in Ivory Coast and abroad.
Ake is project coordinator for the Nice Magazine 2017, he lives in Abidjan with his family.
Team Nice '17, Art directors, lecturer in editorial design
Sereina Rothenberger and David Schatz are founders of Hammer, a Zurich based creative agency working across the fields of art direction and graphic design. Sereina, raised in Côte d'Ivoire was a lecturer for Editorial Design at the Zurich University of Arts until 2013 and currently holds a professorship at the College of Arts and Design in Karlsruhe. Since 2016, David and Sereina are faculty member of the MFA Program in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts. They are based in Zurich.
Team Nice '17, journalist, editor and adviser
Séthou Banhoro (1970) is a journalist for the Ivorian daily Fraternité Matin. In 2015 she won the highest award presented to journalists in Ivory Coast: the Super Ebony Award. She was further assigned the award for best Ivorian performance in print media as well as the Prix Diégou Bailly for best investigative reporting. Séthou writes about contemporary social issues: How football empties classrooms with little boys dreaming of becoming Didier Drogba, the exploitation of minors in the transport sector, the galley of children born in prison or about the daily struggle for water, security and sanitation in Abidjan's most populated areas.
Team Nice '17, fundraiser and founder to Klaym
Franziska Kristensen (1977) has a back-ground in international relations and political science graduating from University of St.Gallen. She has worked as a fundraiser and manager of non-for-profit organizations and knows the start up world. As CFO of a social impact start up and director of various foundations and associations, she has gathered deep experience in the management and steering of organizations, as well as coordination of intercultural projects. Franziska is based with her family near Zurich.
Team Nice '17, graphic designer, lecturer, founder Klaym
Rahel Arnold born 1976 is a graphic designer and photo editor. She started her studio in 2004 in Zurich. Her work includes editorial design, illustration, visual identities and webdesign.
Right after her studies at the Zurich University of the Arts in 2002, she started giving classes in different fields of Graphic Design, and continues this with passion. She works as a photo editor for the swiss daily NZZ. Currently, she is also a regular lecturer at the F+F School of Arts and Design Zurich. Rahel lives in Zurich.
Team Nice '17, lecturer, journalist
Benoit Hili (1973) is a journalist based in Abidjan. He is currently deputy head of the Ivorian daily newspaper Fraternité Matin. For The Nice Magazine, Benoit coached the photographers in their role as novice writers. He inspired, directed, and guided them in their interview technique and the genre of their texts. Benoit Hili confided that he was "very enriched" by this Nice experience, because it allowed him to "develop" his coaching side. Above all, he realized how "photographers have their own stories to tell," and how much life and relief a picture can bring to the writing.
Team Nice '17, photographer, lecturer
The Lebanese-born photographer Abbas Makke is based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire . He is the founder and owner of Magic Studio, the best reference for professional photo services and highquality printing in Abidjan. Abbas is a creative mind, a passionate explorer and a devoted mentor to his trainees. He instantly volunteered to support the workshop as an instructor and is generously making his photo studio and equipment available for training. In full compliance with his joy of improvisation Abbas is an ambassador for selfbuild gear.
Team Nice '17, photographer, lecturer, founder to Klaym
Flurina Rothenberger born in 1977 is an awarded Swiss photographer, selfpublisher and lecturer in photography raised in Zuénoula, Côte d'Ivoire. She has spent her career working on the African continent.
Her photographs focus on the expanding urban landscape, often based in some of the fastest growing economies in the world, and the people that move within it. She has published two books with Edition Patrick Frey.
Candy Pilar Godoy
Team Nice '17, photography producer
Candy Pilar Godoy (1985) is a photography producer who was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Literature and Film, with a focus on Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She has worked all across the globe, producing mainly in Mexico and Brazil. Based in New York, Candy backed the Nice project as a video and multimedia producer, and with her experience as a creator of photo workshops.
Team Nice '17, video and multimedia producer
Philips Noel Soro is an experienced engineer and trainer in telecommunication, multimedia and audiovisual technologies.
His expertise includes electronics, computing, website conception and multimedia production. In the past eleven years Philips has worked as a media and technical operator and advisor for TV channels, radio stations and private companies both in Ivory Coast and abroad.
In 2016 he founded his own company Betsal’el. Philips lives in Abidjan with his family.
Team Nice '17, journalist, mentor and advisor
Oumou Dosso ( 1972) is a genuine professional multitalent. The reknown journalist and columnist is currently appointed director of communication and public relations at the Ministry of higher education and scientific research in Côte d'Ivoire. She was former appointed editor adviser for the Ivorian daily Fraternité Matin. Oumou Dosso holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Cocody in Abidjan. She further qualified in music education a field she taught in for several years before becoming a researcher at the Center for Research on Arts and culture in Abidjan.
Team Nice '17, photographer, reviewer
Joana Choumali (1974), is a fine art photographer based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. She studied Graphic Arts in Casablanca and worked as an Art Director in an advertising agency before embarking on her photography career.
She works primarily on conceptual portraiture, mixed media and documentary. Much of her work focuses on Africa, and what she, as an African, is learning about the myriad cultures around her. Joana is based in Abidjan.
Team Nice '18,
creator, cultural advisor
Jacqueline Bouwmans (‘1959) is cultural advisor and art producer. She studied art and graphic design at the ArtEZ University of Arts in the Netherlands. She lived in Niger, Cameroon and Ghana and worked over 20 years in various countries in Africa in the field of communication, education and contemporary African art and design. She is a strong networker and has experience in fundraising, as well as organisation and coordination of intercultural projects. Jacqueline is based with her family in Haarlem, near Amsterdam.
NICE edition Abidjan
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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.
Art direction and Design by Hammer
Bilingual English and French
Expected release date: January 26, 2018
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Edition nice N° 1
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
Bilingual English and Portuguese
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Edition Nice N°1 Poster
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Silkscreen, two color
Size 89.5 x 128cm
Designed by Hammer, Zurich.
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