RECLAMATIONS, A Virtual Exhibition

RECLAMATIONS, A Virtual Exhibition

The Market Photo Workshop is proud to announce the upcoming opening of RECLAMATIONS, a virtual exhibition that will be hosted on Photoform Africa and the National Arts Festival online showcase.

RECLAMATIONS revisits the longest running mentorship programme in the history of African photography that continues to support young photographers in realising visions that reflect both the aspirations and disquiet of their communities. Since 2008, the Tierney Fellowship in South Africa has been leading in the identification of emerging talent in contemporary photography. 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 our attention on matters such as 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.

About the Tierney Fellowship

The Market Photo Workshop in partnership with The Tierney Family Foundation create opportunities for photographers to cultivate the development of photography as a medium. The Tierney Fellowship provides successful applicants with the financial support necessary to research and produce a body of photographic work, in consultation with a mentor, over the period of a year. The Tierney Fellowship programme ran for the first time in South Africa in 2008 and partner institutions include the Market Photo Workshop, WITS School of Arts and The Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town.

The Tierney Fellowship builds on other Market Photo Workshop platforms geared towards a South Africa where photography plays an important part in the development of careers and the development of young people.

About Photoform Africa

PHOTOFORM AFRICA is a digital visual culture narrative(s) space developed by the Market Photo Workshop as an online platform to showcase and archive photographic work produced by alumni of the Market Photo Workshop.

The motivations for this project originated out of conversations around increasing public interest in work being produced at the Market Photo Workshop by students that may not always get a platform to be viewed publicly.

Through PHOTOFORM AFRICA, alumni and current students will be able to have individual profiles set up for their individual photography practice and submit photo stories for publishing on this site to build a collective archive of Market Photo Workshop alumni work. The photographers will get valuable opportunities to continually publish and share their visual stories facilitated by an editorial team appointed from this community of photographers. This aims to encourage our alumnus community to remain active photographers/practitioners, learning new digital, editorial and curatorial skills in the process.

About the Market Photo Workshop

The Market Photo Workshop is a Johannesburg-based school of photography, gallery and resource centre for practicing photographers. Since its establishment in 1989, the school has played an integral role in the training and growth of photographers from South Africa and further afield, while promoting photography through exhibitions, public debates and collaborative projects, especially within marginalized communities. The Market Photo Workshop is a division of The Market Theatre Foundation. Market Photo Workshop is the recipient of The Principal Prince Claus Award 2018.


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