Harouna Marané / Burkina Faso
Granted from March until May 2017
Born in 1978 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Harouna Marane has been working since 2002 in photography. The Goethe Institute in Burkina Faso invited him to participate in advanced workshops in 2010 and 2012. He won the second prize in the German Association of International Cooperation's (GIZ - Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) competition on the subject of human rights in 2012, and he was awarded the second prize in a national competition on the subject of the environment in 2013.
In 2015 and 2016 he was awarded the first prize in respective competitions about Islamic culture and freedom of the press. Harouna Marane has also been the president of the national photography club in Burkina Faso since 2012.
The three photographers Nomwindé Sawadogo, Issa Nikiema and Harouna Marané are part of the project "Die afrikanische Revolution - Burkina Faso 2014" ("The African Revolution - Burkina Faso 2014"), and they are showing their works from March 30 –June 5, 2017 at the Munich School of Adult Education's Aspekte-Galerie in the Gasteig Cultural Center in Munich. In addition, they will work on a new project during their stay; the project has to do with Munich as an urban space. The project was initiated and organized by Peter Stepan, the former director of the Goethe Institutes in Burkina Faso and Rwanda.