A creative economy is expected to be one of the key drivers for economic development across the globe. It is therefore that interventions in various forms are being set up with the aim to organise creative industries. One such event in Botswana is the Inaugural IMAGES & WORDS edition which will be held for the first time in Gaborone, featuring the celebrated photographer Victor Dlamini

Words & Images is inviting Botswana creatives to participate in the public event – an opportunity to showcase and sell their work. There will be no stall charges, nor will any commission be taken for any work sold to the public attending the festival as IMAGES & WORDS is purely a platform to bring buyers and sellers together over Images & Words. Botswana Creatives will get to showcase alongside Victor Dlamini, a well known portrait photographer whose work is highly sought after by celebrities and cultural torchbearers such as writers and musicians.

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The 3 day festival will have three distinct events; an Invite only Cocktail Evening (portraits Sessions and exhibition); a Public Event; and Master-classes. Images & Words is intended to be an annual lifestyle and creative event, bringing together professionals from design, photography, marketing, fashion, digital and other industries under one roof to interrogate & reflect what creativity means in this increasingly digital & hyper connected world.

The event will tap into this source of creativity and also celebrate the very best of creativity within Southern Africa. 

Creatives interested in expressing interest contact: imagesnwordsbw@gmail.com