2014 Gisèle Wulfsohn Mentorship in Photography Recipient
The Market Photo Workshop in association with the family and friends of the late Gisèle Wulfsohn is pleased to announce Siphosihle Mkhwanazi as the recipient of the 2014 Gisèle Wulfsohn Mentorship in Photography. The mentorship is set out as a developmental mentorship; and is seen as an opportunity to continue Gisèle Wulfsohn’s approach and interests in photography.
About Siphosihle Mkhwanazi
Siphosihle Mkhwanazi was born in in 1990. Between 2011 and 2012, Mkhwanazi successfully completed the Foundation and Intermediate courses at Market Photo Workshop.
In 2012 he continued with his photography studies at the Market Photo Workshop enrolling for the yearlong Advanced Programme in Photography. He has published locally and been exhibited in-group exhibitions that include Identikit, Spectrum and Show Us Our Land.
Mkhwanazi’s proposed work for the Gisèle Wulfsohn Mentorship in Photography deals with issues of substance (drug and alcohol) abuse and raises questions about the fragility and complexity of personal, social-economic and legal understandings of substance abusers. The project will be carried out in Vrededorp, a community with extensive scars of substance addiction. As a resident of Vrededorp, Mkhwanazi is intrinsically involved in the community.
About the Gisèle Wulfsohn Mentorship in Photography
The Gisèle Wulfsohn Mentorship in Photography has been developed to provide an emerging photographer the infrastructural support to develop a body of work. The mentorship has been created by the family of the late Gisèle Wulfsohn to honour her memory and her work; and is seen as an opportunity to continue her approach and interests in photography. Wulfsohn dedicated her life and photography to awareness, openness and respect; she worked on issues of democracy, HIV/AIDS and positive sexual identities, social inclusion and gender issues, and maintained a commitment to education and social change. The mentorship is aimed at developing emerging voices that are committed to similar issues.
- 2013 – Sydelle Willow Smith
Coordinator: Mentorships and Training
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