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2017 July 4: Tumi’s Foundation in photography

by Tumi Nkopane The 11th of January 2017 was my first day studying a Foundation Course (FC) in photography at the Market Photo Workshop (MPW) in Newtown, Johannesburg. The opportunity to study was granted to me by Zanele Muholi who is … Continue reading

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2017 July 23: UniQ interview with Le Sishi

By Sandy Nene     Where did you grow up? I was born, bred and buttered in the beautiful township of Umlazi (laughs). What was your childhood like? My childhood wasn’t that bad, my parents supported me emotionally, I had … Continue reading

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I am making history

by Sicka ‘Shaz’ Mthunzi   “When you want something, the whole universe conspires to help you achieve it,” a quoted sentence from a novel I read titled ‘The Alchemist‘ by Paulo Coelho. Through the journey of my life I have learnt … Continue reading

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Dreams do come true

Text by Siba Nkumbi Photos by Sisa Ntshwaqela & Siba Nkumbi “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha Education … Continue reading

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2016 Oct. 20 FotoFocus Personae meets Saxophonist

by Sebenzile Langa Being a classically trained Tenor Saxophonist means I have been on stage more times than I can remember. This was different though. Being invited to Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States of America to interpret the Faces … Continue reading

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2016 Oct. 20: Time wasted is never regained

  “Sheshisa isikhathi siya hamba” those words were spoken by our parents when we were preparing to go to school. Those words never mattered to us when we were young because we didn’t know what was at stake. We took … Continue reading

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2016 July 28: See Me…

Text by Lindiwe Dhlamini Photos by Luyanda Mthembu Often in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Asexual, Queer + (LGBTIAQ+) community we have a tendency not to acknowledge one another. We tend to invisibilize one another without thinking twice about … Continue reading

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