AFDA alumnus Trevor Stuurman selected in FORBES AFRICA 30 under 30 list

News, 03 July 2019



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This year marks the fifth milestone annual FORBES AFRICA 30 under 30 list, introducing a new category of game-changers. Meet AFDA alumnus, Trevor Stuurman, selected in the FORBES AFRICA class of 2019, rewriting rules and taking bold new risks to take Africa to the future.

CNN describes Trevor Stuurman (26) as a cultural force, and indeed he has illustrated that.

Living up to these titles, he has had the opportunity to document former US President, Barack Obama, The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay Z) as well his mentor and someone he considers a sister, Naomi Campbell.

He was born and raised in the diamond city of Kimberley in South Africa’s Northern Cape.

After graduating with an honours degree in Motion Medium Picture from AFDA, majoring in Costume, Style and Makeup, he was drawn to a different medium of visual arts – photography.

As a result, he became a self-taught photographer; in fact, one of South Africa’s most sought-after photographers.

“The more I leave home, the more I realize the power and currency that home has. And I think that it makes me a better story-teller because I am able to find pieces of home wherever I go and then create tangible products,” he says.

This essence of belonging inspired him to host his first solo exhibition titled Home, a love letter to the Himba women of Namibia, at the HAZARD Gallery in Johannesburg.

He has received recognition such as being on GQ South Africa’s Most Connected and Most Influential Man list 2018, Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans 2015, and Destiny Magazine’s Power of 40 List. Stuurman is also a contributor to British Vogue.

He plans to have his work live in museums and art galleries around the world and ultimately, to cultivate a space for more young story-tellers on the continent to share their lived African experiences through their own lenses.

 

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