Virtual photo expo for National Arts Festival

Lusanda Zokufa – Kathilu 

The Market Photo Workshop has announced the upcoming opening of Reclamations, a virtual exhibition to be hosted on Photoform Africa and the National Arts Festival online showcase.

  The exhibition, a Tierney Fellowship Retrospective at the Market Photo Workshop, will be presented at the National Arts Festival Live from 25 June to 8 July 2020 on

  Reclamations revisit the longest running mentorship programme in the history of African photography that supports young photographers in realising visions that reflect the aspirations and disquiet of their communities.

  Tracey Edser, Simangele Kalisa, the late Thabiso Sekgala, Mack Magagane, Tshepiso Mazibuko, Lebohang Kganye, Sipho Gongxeka, Matthew Kay, Tsepo Gumbi, Celimpilo Mazibuko, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni, together with the Tierney Bamako Award Recipient, Moussa John Kalapo, represent a cross-section of photographic concern that remains urgent in our transitioning societies. 

  Awarded at the Market Photo Workshop, these fellows refocus attention on gender, race, migration, the divide between urban and rural, land restitution, spirituality, national and familial memory and reclaims them from the histories of their making.

  The Market Photo Workshop, in partnership with the Tierney Family Foundation, creates opportunities for photographers to cultivate the development of photography as a medium. The Tierney Fellowship provides successful applicants with financial support to research and produce photographic work, in consultation with a mentor, over a year. 

  The programme started in 2008; partner institutions include the Market Photo Workshop, Wits School of Arts and the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town.

  Through Photoform Africa, alumni and current students will have profiles set up for their photography practice and submit photo stories for publishing on this site, to build a collective archive of Market Photo Workshop alumni work. Visit

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