Since 2002, the Market Photo Workshop has produced a library of different photography publications, including portfolios, books and catalogues. The photography collections and latest publications are developed from student and alumni portfolios, mentorships, public and collaborative projects and master classes.

Please contact Khona Dlamini, Manager – Programmes and Projects, at for more information regarding publications.

The Usual Suspect

– Siphosihle Mkhwanazi, recipient of the 2014 Gisèle Wulfsohn Mentorship in Photography

The Front

– Matt Kay, recipient of the 2014 Tierney Fellowship

Portfolio 14

– work by students from PDP 2014 course that focused on developing conceptual, practical, media and technical skills relating to news and documentary practice.

Joburg Photo Umbrella

– the first public photography-specific programme in the city of Johannesburg to bring together and network a wide range of photography content, exhibitions, activities and dialogue.

Skeem’ Saka

– Sipho Gongxeka, recipient of the 2013/2014 Tierney Fellowship

Joburg Photo Harare Project

– a cross-border training programme between the Market Photo Workshop and Gwanza Arts, that brought together a diverse group of South African and Zimbabwean photographers.

Volume 44

– a participatory photography project produced with migrant men, women and transgender sex workers in Johannesburg and Musina.

Soft Walls

– Sydelle Willow Smith, recipient of The Gisèle Wulfsohn Mentorship in Photography

Portfolio 13

– work by students from PDP 2013 course that focused on developing conceptual, practical, media and technical skills relating to news and documentary practice.

Marang a Letsatsi

– documents informal surface and underground miners in the West Rand, and around Johannesburg.


– a product of the 2012 Women in Photography Mentorship. Akona Kenqu’s body of work explores the lives and roles of skaters in contemporary South Africa.


– a product of the 2011/2012 Edward Ruiz Mentorship recipient, Jabulani Dhlamini, in which he explores single motherhood and the personal moments that can often be overlooked as banal.


– a curated exhibition that explores photography’s role in the representation of identity: its possibilities in revealing and concealing, of constructing and instructing.

Makweteng Heritage Project

– a project that focused on heritage and living conditions in Makweteng, a historical township in Tlokwe in the North West Province of South Africa.

The Cycle

– Davina Jogi, the 2012 recipient of the Media and Advocacy Mentorship, explores the relationship between power and poverty with regard to the provision of water and sanitation in an urban environment, by photographing the challenges being faced in Harare, Zimbabwe.