Monday, July 30, 2012

The Botswana Society 2012 — AGM

Press Release

Members and friends of The Botswana Society, and members of the public are
invited to attend the 2012 Annual General Meeting of The Botswana Society
to be held on Wednesday, 1st August 2012, at 6pm at the Little Theatre, The
National Museum and Art Gallery.

The Botswana Society is a non-governmental body, founded in 1969, that
advances knowledge of Botswana in all disciplines and on all aspects of
the nation's cultural, scientific and environmental heritage.

The Botswana Society reports, debates, collates, and disseminates the
findings of recent research on Botswana. The Society publishes an annual
journal (Botswana Notes and Records, most recently, Volume 43 in 2011), a
wide selection of Books and other titles, and holds lectures, workshops
and symposia on vital questions of national development.

An Executive Committee is elected each year at the Society's Annual
General Meeting. The committee is generally comprised of professionals
(including at least one accountant), academics, researchers, business
leaders, and retired public officers. A Publications Sub-Committee
appointed by the Executive Committee oversees the extensive publications
programme. The Chair of the Executive Committee is Dr. Joseph Tsonope, and
the Patrons of the Society are ex-presidents Sir Ketumile Masire and
Festus G. Mogae.

The Guest speaker at the AGM this year is Ulf Nermark, who will present
"Photography as I see it" .
Through a PowerPoint presentation he will take
us on a short journey into his way of photography, showing images taken
for Documentation, Communication and Appreciation. The aim for Nermark is
to have a good time with the camera as well as with the resulting images,
whether for work or pleasure.

Ulf Nermark is a Permanent Resident of Botswana and is the representative
for  photography within the Botswana Society for the Arts (BSA). Prior to
that he chaired Photographic Society of Botswana for 4 years, organising
local exhibitions as well as one international salon. He has organized
regional and national photography workshops under BSA,  instructing and
mentoring groups of youth. Through short courses he has assisted several
individuals with instruction on camera handling and photography.

Nermark's photographs on many aspects of both rural and urban contemporary
life in Botswana. have been exhibited at the Annual Photographic
exhibitions at the National Art Gallery and toured the other local museums
in the country, including the Thapong Visual Arts Centre. His awards
include 1st place in photography at the regional President’s day art
competition 2010 and second place in the national competition 2010. He was
nominated the photographer of the year during the Thapong artist of the
year award in 2011.

For further information contact:
391-9745 or 75-471-453
Monday-Friday 8.00-13.00; 14.00-17.00
The Society's office is located at 2704 Phala Crescent, Gaborone
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