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How to write a city with Lidudumalingani Mqombothi

On a dry and windy afternoon in Johannesburg’s Maboneng, Lidudumalingani Mqombothi is seated in the corner of a small coffee shop, watching the day play out on Fox Street. Inside, it’s quiet and secluded – a bit of respite from the city, and a room

Thokoza Youth Photo Photography Festival students Johannesburg

Thokoza welcomes annual Youth Photo Fest

The Photo Fest presents a selection of photographic narratives developed by young photographers from Thokoza. This year’s festival programme will also include talks, panel discussions with renowned and emerging photographers as well as other creatives. It will also welcome musicians, performers and an arts and craft market.  New photographic

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Behind the lens with Oluwaseye Olusa

Creative Feel’s vibrant, yellow May cover featuring Nomzamo Mbatha, has been one of our most talked about, with many asking us who took the photograph. Creative Feel sat down with the photographer, Oluwaseye Olusa, to find out a bit more about him.  Creative Feel: Tell us

Nelson Mandela’s return to his cell

Jürgen Schadeberg’s photograph of Mandela looking through the bars of his Robben Island Cell in 1994 was voted as one of the 50 most memorable images of the 20th century by The Photographers’ Gallery in London.      Jürgen Schadeberg was born in Berlin in

Lekgetho Makola q&a interview

Encore: Lekgetho Makola

Lekgetho Makola is the Head of Market Photo Workshop. His role is to lead and guide the strategic operational management and the artistic framework of programming of the organisation. Name three artworks that you love and why. A portrait photograph by Keorapetse Mosimane: Androgenia –

Market Photo Workshop photography South Africa

Photography is a living language

One of the most progressive and boundary-breaking training institutions in South Africa, The Market Photo Workshop, is turning 30 this year. Creative Feel takes a look at the origins of this institution and how it has impacted the lives of over 1 000 young South

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Reatile Moalusi: Complexion, Pigment and Hue

Reatile Moalusi’s latest solo exhibition Molelo Wa Badimo, which is on at the Absa Gallery until 14 June 2019, is centred around an appreciation and celebration of individuality. ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ isn’t just a saying – more and more, it

Everyone is Present Terry Kurgan

Everyone is Present

In this fascinating portrait of a family, Terry Kurgan, a well-known South African artist/photographer, uses the medium of writing for a series of meditations on photography that give us startling insights into how photographs work: what they conceal, how they mislead, and what provocations they

Tamara James Candice Berman

The Care of the Self

Tamara James confides at the outset that she comes from a family with a long history of mental illness. In stating this fact, she does not seek to reconcile herself to a fallibility, but to find her own point of flight. It is as an

David Goldblatt

Renowned photographer, David Goldblatt, has died

Renowned photographer David Goldblatt has died, the Goodman Gallery confirmed on Monday morning.      The 87-year-old was born in Randfontein, the youngest of three sons born to Eli Goldblatt and Olga Light who were refugees from Lithuania.      Goldblatt began photographing in 1948, documenting

Nature’s Best Photography Africa

Nature’s Best Photography Africa competition is now open

Nature’s Best Photography Africa, the premier annual African nature focused photography competition in the world, in association with Iziko Museums of South Africa, is pleased to declare that the 2018 competition is now open.      This popular competition invites photographers from across the globe

David Goldblatt

A tribute to David Goldblatt

An exhibition of David Goldblatt’s personal selection of photographers opens in Johannesburg.      David Goldblatt, South Africa’s iconic documentary photographer has devoted his photography career to observe and document his country for over 60 years.      Globally known, respected and acclaimed for his

Reflections

Reflections

  Four photographers, Alexia Webster, Jabulani Dhlamini, Pierre Crocquet de Rosemond and Mauro Vombe, all chosen by David Goldblatt, will exhibit their work at the Gerard Sekoto Gallery of the Alliance Française. The exhibition, which is a reflection of David Goldblatt’s socially engaged work, opens

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Broomberg & Chanarin bandage the knife not the wound

Over one trillion images were produced in the world last year, mostly distributed on social media; mostly tools of self-promotion and self-flagellation. 24 April – 26 May 2018 Goodman Gallery Johannesburg      For the past twenty years, Broomberg & Chanarin have engaged in a

Justin Dingwall

Fly By Night

Fly By Night, the latest solo exhibition by acclaimed photographer Justin Dingwall, was shown in its entirety for the first time recently. With this body of work, Dingwall continues his investigation into the depiction of beauty in difference while focusing specifically on xenophobia, diaspora and

PPC Imaginarium

Meet the Formidable Judges of the 2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards

Ever since its inception, the PPC Imaginarium Awards has showcased some of South Africa’s top rising talent in art and design. Each year, the judging of the competition falls to a panel of formidable experts, including critics, artists, designers, curators and researchers.      This

Hugh Masekela

Snapshots of a legend

How do you begin to piece together the story of an internationally-renowned musician and cultural icon like Hugh Masekela? In the wake of his recent passing, tributes and memories have poured in from around the globe in an attempt to make sense of the impact

Artlooks & Artlines

Bra Willie: A poet whose words & wisdom will be in the breeze

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation.      It was a packed house at the John Kani Theatre at the Market Theatre complex when artists, politicians, academics, social activists and ordinary folk gathered to celebrate the life

Drift Art

DriftArt: washed ashore and shaped by nature

Late last year FotoZA, a gallery in the Mall of Rosebank in Johannesburg dedicated to photographic fine art, presented DriftArt by Markus Wörsdörfer – a fascinating exhibition formed from early morning walks on a beautiful tropical beach in Zanzibar.      DriftArt looked at what

Jurgen Schadeberg

The Way I See it – A Memoir

Photographer Jürgen Schadeberg was the man behind the camera of many of the photographs which are as familiar as they are iconic: Nelson Mandela gazing through the bars of his prison cell on Robben Island; a young Miriam Makeba smiling and dancing; Hugh Masekela as

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Jaco Van Schalkwyk’s “Retroquire xiGubu”

Retroquire xiGubu Jaco Van Schalkwyk in collaboration with Allen Laing 1150 x 1540 x 1850 mm Mixed media installation  This artwork forms part of Jaco Van Schalkwyk’s solo exhibition Arium, which was exhibited at the Barnard Gallery, Cape Town from 22 August to 19 September

Singleton

The Expressionist

In line with their innovative #MadeOfTaste campaign, The Singleton teamed up with Anthony Bila to host a night of wonder and sensation and, of course, exceptional whisky and whisky cocktails. Creative Feel spoke to Bila about this collaboration and his work as a multi-talented ‘expressionist’.

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