A community photographic platform was launched to give South Africans a place to share their Covid-19 stories. A place where anyone could send in their photos – not just professionals. People with both a view and a captured moment of what they were seeing and feeling during this abnormal time in their lives.  


“What is so important about this project is our desire, as Turbine Art Fair NPO, to reach out to the artists whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by the pandemic – and make a real difference” says Glynis Hyslop, Founder of RMB Turbine Art Fair. 


Participants were given the following 3 categories in which to enter their photographs and story:  

#YourStory – View/personal experience of life in the times of Covid-19.

#NewNormal – Sometimes we surprise ourselves on the human race’s ability to adapt, adjust and accommodate.

#HelpingHands – Times like this are challenging and bring out the best and the worst in us. However, the stories of generosity of spirit and deep humanity are completely inspiring.


The top 100 images will be selected by a panel of judges that includes Savannah Feeke, Musa Nxumalo, Greg Marinovich, Anthea Pokroy and Mohau Bosiu. The images will then be auctioned by Strauss& Coin their September online auction with all proceeds going to the BASA Artists Relief Fund. The Top 100 images will be on view throughout the duration of RMB Turbine Art Fair.

The Top 30 photographs are currently part of the Strauss & Co online auction. Click here to bid. The remaining 70 works will be exhibited in September at The Room at 44 Stanley. A virtual live auction will take place to close. Please follow us on Instagram for details.

Turbine Art Fair (TAF) is a registered Non Profit Organisation, 152-943 NPO. 

Stilled Life is presented by Turbine Art Fair (NPO) in partnership with the Forum Company, and BASA (Business and Arts South Africa).