17 Jul 2006 | PhotoMarathon.eu


In September 2014, photomarathon.eu became online photomarathon submission management. The original website was rebuilt to allow for managing the submissions of the upcoming Johannesburg photomarathon.


In October 2005, I participated in the Rotterdam photomarathon. I was so extremely charmed by the concept I offered my services to get all the participants' pictures online.

I was hoping to help organize the contest in 2006, but my moving to Johannesburg put a stop to that.

For several years, photomarathon.eu was used to list the world's photomarathons.

Photomarathons in South Africa

After moving to South Africa, in 2007, I found sponsors at The Bag Factory specifically to organize Africa's first photomarathon, the PhotographySA.com photomarathon 2007 :: Johannesburg, which was held on February 24th. The photomarathon ran for 12 hours, starting at 8am.

Later in the same year, through additional sponsorhip deals, I managed to organize the Pretoria photomarathon on September 8th. A spectacular addition to this event was the video category: participants got to shoot video shorts, one minute max, of the 12 themes, a world first.

It took until 2014 for the third South African photomarathon to take place, again in Johannesburg. Photomarathon.eu was used as the platform for submissions management.

Tagged with: independent projects Johannesburg photography photomarathon Pretoria Rotterdam



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After obtaining an M. Sc in maths, Babak Fakhamzadeh started with an office job at a major blue chip company but soon realised he'd do better on his own. Babak is often on the move, with a restless desire for travel, a penchant for doing good and a love for visual and experimental art. Together with Eduardo Cachucho, he won the World Summit Award in the m-Tourism and Culture category in 2012 for Dérive app. With Ismail Farouk, he won the Highway Africa new media award in 2007 for Soweto Uprisings . com. Check out Babak's CV.


Babak was last seen in São Paulo, Brasil, where it's currently 20° C and mostly cloudy.
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