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Online-Only Auction, 27 August - 7 September 2020

Stilled Life Photography Charity
About the Session

Stilled Life Photography

Stilled Life is a community photographic platform launched to give South Africans a place to share their Covid-19 stories. The top 30 images have been selected by a panel of judges and are on display at the RMB Turbine Art Fair. Proceeds from the below lots will benefit the BASA Artist Relief Fund.

Sold for

ZAR 563
Lot 714
  • Nicolau Silva; Growth

Lot Estimate
ZAR 500 - 700
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 563

About this Item

Nicolau Silva

20 June 2020, 6.46am, Magaliessig, Sandton, Johannesburg; digital print on 310gsm baryta paper, embossed with the Stilled Life chopmark in the margin; sheet size 29,7 by 21cm, unframed.


Back Story: This photograph was taken of a green shoot trying to grow, in the middle of winter against all odds. It was trying to grow from the bark of a tree, that had already lost all its leaves for the winter. In these trying times, a number of us feel like the green shoot, trying to grow.

This image was submitted to Stilled Life, a community photographic platform launched to give South Africans a place to share their Covid-19 stories, and has been selected as one of the top 100 images that will be on view at the 2020 RMB Turbine Art Fair. The proceeds of the sale of this lot will benefit the BASA Artists Relief Fund.

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