Borders, walls and boundaries – imagined or not – define much of how we choose to negotiate our respective environments. Whether such walls are politically or culturally motivated, they dictate the manner in which we see the world and how we move through it.
Photographers and students from the Market Photo Workshop, responding to the anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, have been investigating – through photographs – the cultural, social and political themes of borders and walls; finding similarities and divergences between the history of South Africa and that of Germany.

Ranging from economic divides, the transition between one environment and the next, gender and work, South Africa’s obsession with security, the changing city and more literal borders, all of the students have responded according to where they come from and their immediate responses to the question of how much borders really do define ourselves and our development.

The following photographers exhibit their work as part of this project:

Siphokazi Mdiniso
Thabiso Sekgala
Tracy Edser
Thandile Zwelibanzi
Nonhlanhla Martin
Paako Magabane
Samantha Simons
Morris Mohanoe