Second Getty Images Fellow named
Photographer Bonile Bam is the second recipient of the Getty Images Fellowship. He will leave for New York to study for a year at the International Center of Photography and intern at Getty Images News Desk, on 5 September 2003.
The focus of the programme locally hopes to develop media as a key institution of society in South Africa, through partnering with photography training institutions in South Africa (Market Photography Workshop and the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism), and linking with Getty Images' New York News Desk and the International Center of Photography.
Bam will enrol in a one-year certificate programme in Documentary and Photojournalism at the International Center of Photography, in New York. The summer internship at the News Desk at Getty Images New York follows, where he will receive first hand experience in photojournalism in a working news agency.
Bam was selected after a portfolio hand-in and interviews of shortlisted candidates. The selection panel consisted of Cedric Nunn, Peter McKenzie, Andrew Tshabangu, Sydney Seshibedi, Kathy Muick, Santu Mofokeng, Thys Dullaart and John Fleetwood.
Eric Malema, the first Fellow, is currently doing his internship at Getty Images New York News Desk. He recently published a front-page photograph in The New York Sun. He returns to South Africa at the end of October.
Bam was born in 1974 in Kwa-Zakhele township in Port Elizabeth. He has previously worked for The Sunday Times and Business Day, and in 2002 exhibited on 'Seeing; Being Seen' at Museum Africa.