Resilience – Portraits of a New South Africa

Paradigm Shift, a local non-profit organisation, is launching the release of its book, RESILIENCE: Portraits of a New South Africa. This full-colour coffee table book stunningly depicts the beauty, challenges and possibilities of entrepreneurship in South Africa.

Juxtaposing the darkness of poverty with the beauty of a hope-filled future, the photography bring into focus 24 incredible portraits of microentrepreneurs and their stories––each reflecting sheer resilience.

The photos were taken by New York City-based photographer Stephen Elliot, who is renowned for his gift of capturing photos that engage our emotions and awaken our imaginations.

As a partner and host of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Paradigm Shift’s RESILIENCE: Portraits of a New South Africa Art Exhibit showcases (on printed canvas) 20 portraits of the entrepreneurs featured in the book along with their stories. Complete with live music and cocktails, the evening includes a tour of the art, live on-stage interviews with two of the entrepreneurs featured and a presentation by Paradigm Shift.

The event will take place on Friday Evening, 21 November from 18:30 – 21:30 at KZNSA Gallery in Durban. Purchase tickets at: The book will be available at the event (for a R199 suggested donation).

*All proceeds will go to furthering the work of Paradigm Shift.

About Paradigm Shift 

Paradigm Shift is a non-profit organisation that partners with South African churches by training and equipping them to provide business training, microloans, mentoring and discipleship to microentrepreneurs.

CONTACT: For more information, email or call 086.174.8884.

Author: PR Officer

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