Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1991, Alice Mann is a South African photographer who’s intimate portraiture essays explore notions of picture making as an act of collaboration, presenting viewers with empowering images that highlight her subjects’ dignity and confidence.
After graduating with a BA photography major from the University of Cape Town’s fine Arts Department, Mann has been based in London and continues to be informed by social climates in both spaces.
She was the recipient of the 2017 Joan Wakelin Award, and her personal projects have been featured in various publications, including the Guardian, the New Yorker, It’s Nice That, Marie Claire and Huffington Post. Her work has been exhibited internationally. ‘Drummies’ an ongoing series focusing on the aspirational subculture around female drum majorettes in South Africa has been shown at Red Hook Labs in New York as part of Nataal’s all-female group show ‘African Photography III’.
Four portraits from 'Drummies' were recently selected for first prize for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at London's National Portrait Gallery