Category Archives: Arts

2014 Dec. 1: “The portraits are no longer just pictures”

Book Review by Rene Mathibe I have been fascinated with books ever since I learnt how to read. To be able to read and understand someone’s story is beautiful. Zanele Muholi launched her fourth book titled “Faces and Phases 2006-14” … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 29: Announcement – 2015 Light Work Artists-in-Residence

We Are Pleased to Announce The 2015 Light Work Artists-in-Residence Every year Light Work invites between twelve and fifteen artists to come to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects. Over 400 artists have participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program, … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 17: SA Fashion Week photo of the night

 

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2014 Oct. 13: The most exquisite Miss & Mr Gay Daveyton 2014

by Lerato Dumse Sitting in a high chair and waiting for the pageant to start, Mapaseka Mthunzi braved the cold Friday night weather, to watch her daughter Sharon “Sicka Star-Ban”. Sicka is one of the fourteen participants in the third Mr & … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 8: Beautiful faces and kisses from Soweto Pride 2014

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2014 Sept. 30: “I truly love Cape Town”

Photo album by Ntombifuthi Shabalala from Aurora Girls High School My first visit to eKapa for the Cape Town Month of Photography where we presented our projects at Labia Theatre amongst other experts. Colourful homes, a good view in Muizenberg beach… … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 21: Martha Qumba in conversation with Young female photographers from Aurora GHS

  Aurora High School girls are challenging the male dominated industry by taking extra photography lessons. These Grade 10 and 12 learners from impoverished communities want to become photographers so that they can document their own stories.   The visual … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 28: Fine Artists on importance of being creative

  On Thursday 28 August Inkanyiso invited five guest speakers to speak to young student photographers at Aurora Girls High School in Soweto. The guests were Gabi Ngcobo an artist, curator and Lecturer at the Wits School of Arts, University … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 30: I’m a game changer, leader and activist

  My name is Lesiba Mothibe also known as Lee. I was born on the 5 August 1984 in BBH (hospital’s name) now known as Tambo Memorial Hospital. I’m the first born and have two siblings a brother and sister. … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 30: Insightful analysis from the guest speaker

 by Lebo Mashifane On August 29, 2014, Lindeka Qampi, Zanele Muholi, Martha Qumba and myself visited Aurora Girls High School in Zola One, Soweto. It’s a school where Lindeka and Zanele are busy tutoring photography to some learners after school … Continue reading

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