About

Davina Jogi is a Zimbabwean documentary photographer, writer and researcher who is currently based in Southwest Australia. She is a co-founder and director of the Zimbabwe Association of Female Photographers (ZAFP).

Davina holds a BA (Hons) in African Studies from the University of Cape Town and is a graduate of the Market Photo Workshop’s Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Programme. She began her photography career working as a picture editor at The Times newspaper in Johannesburg before returning home to Zimbabwe to work as a freelancer.

Davina has received a number of grants and awards for her work including a 2013 National Arts Merit Award – the premier award given by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of arts and culture.

Her photography has been exhibited in Southern Africa, Europe, the United States, South Asia and Australia, and is currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra where she is a finalist in the 2021 National Photographic Portrait Prize.

In 2019, Davina served on the World Press Photo Contest News and Documentary Photography Jury and chaired the Contemporary Issues Jury in 2021. She is pursuing a PhD at Curtin University in Perth, using documentary photography to investigate her own hybrid identity as a culturally diverse African immigrant.

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Awards / Grants / Nominations

  • Finalist, Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2021
  • Jury Chair, 'Contemporary Issues' Jury - World Press Photo, 2021
  • Finalist, Jury Art Prize - Courthouse Gallery, Port Headland, WA
  • Recipient, Resilience Grant Round 5 - Regional Arts WA, 2021
  • Finalist, Clip Award - Perth Centre for Photography, 2020
  • Jury member, 'News and Documentary' Jury - World Press Photo, Amsterdam, 2019
  • Finalist, Iris Award - Perth Centre for Photography, Australia, 2018
  • Winner, Second Prize, Women at the Top - European Union and National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, 2014
  • Winner, Outstanding Exhibition, National Arts Merit Award (NAMA) - National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, Harare, 2013
  • Recipient, Southern African Water Wire Fellowship - Inter Press Service Africa, 2013
  • Recipient, Media and Advocacy Grant - Market Photo Workshop, 2012
  • Nominated, Emergency Fund Grants - Magnum, 2012
  • Nominated, Joop Swart Masterclass - World Press Photo, 2009, 2010 and 2012
  • Recipient, Jack Simons Bursary for Excellence in African Studies - University of Cape Town, Cape Town, 2005

Education / Workshops

  • Creative Futures, British Council and Connect ZA, Johannesburg, 2014
  • Noor-Nikon Masterclass, Cape Town, 2012
  • Twenty Ten Project, African Media on the Road to 2010 - World Press Photo, Free Voice, Africa Media Online and Lokaalmondiaal, 2009 
  • Photojournalism and Documentary Photography - Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, 2008
  • Digital Photography Short Course - Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town, 2007
  • BA (Hons) African Studies - University of Cape Town, 2005
  • BA English and History - University of Cape Town, 2004

Solo Exhibitions

  • 'The Cycle' - Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2012
  • 'The Cycle' - National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, 2012
  • ‘Same Same but Different: Images from Africa and Asia’ – Centre for African Studies Gallery, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2007

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 'Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize' - National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2021
  • 'Jury Art Prize' - Courthouse Gallery, Port Headland, 2021
  • 'The Defenders' - The Rabbit Hole Studios, Bridgetown, 2021
  • 'Clip Award' - Perth Centre of Photography, Virtual Exhibition, 2020
  • 'Not the Usual Suspects' - Iziko National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 2019
  • 'It's Not a Coup, It's a Kiss Goodbye' - Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2018
  • 'Unstill Life: African Women Photographers' - Photo Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2018
  • 'Iris Award Finalists' - Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, 2018
  • 'Legitimate Expectations' - Gallery 1989, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, 2018
  • 'Lost and Found: Resilience, Expectations, Uncertainty, Excitement and Hope' - FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, 2018
  • 'Lost and Found: Resilience, Expectations, Uncertainty, Excitement and Hope' - National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, 2018
  • 'Eyes on Main Street' - Streets of Wilson, North Carolina, USA, 2017, 2018
  • 'Collective '17' - Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, 2017
  • 'Women at the Top' - European Union and National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, 2014
  • 'Old and New: A Zimbabwean Italian Tale' - Museo Nazionale Preistorico ed Etnografico Luigi Pigorini, Rome, Italy, 2013
  • 'Engaging with the Other' - National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, 2013
  • 'The Search for a Better Life' - Henry Tiyali Gallery, Lusaka, 2009
  • 'Closed Constructions: Migrant Labour Hostels in Johannesburg' - Workers' Museum, Johannesburg, 2009