Creative Lens Focused On Young South Africa

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The largest showcase for South African creative work, Between 10 and 5, has reignited their Young South Africa series. For the month of June, Between 10and5 will feature a look at young locals doing exceptional things in creative fields and the projects that celebrate or document youth culture in our country.

The 2013 Young South Africa series kicks off with an interview and portfolio showcase of war photographer Ryan Heughn Jacobs. Ryan is a freelance photojournalist working for news outlets across South Africa and abroad. At 27 years old, Ryan has already captured three wars, in Libya, Syria and Palestine, and is passionate about what he does.

Ryan’s story is one of the features set to roll out in the month of June. The series covers all creative fields, ranging from photography, illustration, product design, fashion, art and also commercial advertising work.

While Young South Africa was judged a success in 2012, the first article in the series has already surpassed expectations by receiving over 250 shares on social media sites within the first 12 hours of being published.

10and5 Editor, Alix-Rose Cowie, says “The series is a great way to make people aware of and excited about the younger generation of creatives in South Africa. We want the series to be a dedicated space that represents who young South Africa is, what they’re producing and what they’re thinking.”

Readers can follow the series on http://10and5.com/youngsa either by subscribing to the 10and5 newsletter, or following onFacebook.com/10and5 or Twitter.com/10and5.

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