Photo & Film Expo 2011, Joburg

Matt Raven and his team put on an impressive show at the Photo & Film Expo in Joburg in October. The show has grown consistently over the past few years and it has certainly become a worthwhile event to be at. I was doing some research on top end medium format gear and got to connect with most people I needed to see. I have been to PhotoPlus in New York and the Joburg event certainly seems to be headed in that direction. What PhotoPlus does very well is to have parallel paid events where industry players and top photographers have training sessions or panel discussions. It would be nice to see such a development in this event.

Above: The Photo & Film Expo is getting close to filling the Coca Cola Dome at Northgate, Johannesburg. PHOTO: David A. Larsen

Above: The Photo & Film Expo was a good opportunity to connect with many in the photo industry. I also got to do a presentation on the main stage on, the free online resource for African photo professionals we created with World Press Photo in the first half of 2011. PHOTO: Robyn Keet