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Flurina Rothenberger on collaborating in Katlehong

© Flurina Rothenberger and NICE Magazine

Flurina Rothenberger


To read more about Flurinas experience, find her reflections on the website of

Pro Helvetia Johannesburg

Swiss photographer Flurina Rothenberger was awarded a 3-month studio residency in Johannesburg in 2018. She is the co-founder of Klaym, an independent association and movement – founded in 2015 – dedicated to support, train and publish talented photographers, visual artists and writers in African countries via the NICE Magazine publication. During her residency, Flurina initially planned to create a zine with collaborators in Katlehong, a township 30 km east of Johannesburg. Once she began meeting local creatives, the project quickly gained momentum and ended up extended over 9 months to become the biggest issue of NICE Magazine yet!

«This for me is a research lab to look at new ways of teaching and knowledge exchange.»

– Flurina Rothenberger

Through an organic process of meeting people and those people introducing her to others, Flurina gathered an enthusiastic and talented group of young photographers and writers as the core editorial team. A similar process of fortuitous meetings brought dedicated and generous local mentors to the project who facilitated workshops and training.