“Every one hundredth of a second” at Omba
Shareen Thude, the manager of Omba Gallery said she is very grateful for the sponsorship by the National Arts Council for making this exhibition possible. The images are personal accounts of some special photographic moments that Figueira and Liebenberg have experienced in Namibia, Angola and South Africa.
Prof Andre du Pisani who will be opening the exhibition said he will talk about the history of the images and the personal biographical visual effect they have and how they are interconnected. Figueira added that the images are printed on fine art paper which make them high quality, ensuring their value as collectors’ items. He invited art connoisseurs to buy these unique pieces and include them in their art collections. Figueira said John Liebenberg is visiting Windhoek next week for the official opening of the exhibition. Liebenberg’s extensive Namibian photographic collection documenting the war years and the South African occupation is widely used by historians, researchers and film makers. Figueira has exhibited widely in Namibia and internationally and started Studio 77 in 2004 a commercial photographic, printing and design studio in Windhoek. For both photographers this exhibition is a great way to go back in time, pick out a handful of images and collaborate in a small but uniquely powerful display of black and white photography about the world and events that must be remembered also by the younger generations.