Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1991, Alice Mann is a South African photographic artist based in London who’s intimate portraiture essays explore notions of picture making as an act of collaboration. She aims to create images that empower her subjects and creates projects over extended periods, which enables her to create images that allow for engaged and nuanced representations.
After graduating with a BA photography major from the University of Cape Town’s fine Arts Department, Mann has been based in London and creates work in both spaces. She was the recipient of the 2017 Joan Wakelin bursary, finalist for the 2018 International Women’s Photographer’s Award and has recently been announced as the recipient of the 2018 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. Her work is increasingly being exhibited internationally; most recently a selection of images from her new set of images ‘Drummies’ exploring female-drum majorettes in South Africa’s townships were shown at Red Hook Labs in New York. She is currently working towards the publication of her first monologue. Her work has also been featured in numerous international publications and newsites including the Guardian and the New Yorker Magazine.