My Joburg: Short Change

My Joburg: Short Change opens Saturday 23 August 2014 at 18h00
The Photo Workshop Gallery
24 Aug 2014 – 15 Mar 2015

The works on exhibition are explorations of the dynamism and ever shifting landscape that contemporary photography and society posits for young photographers post 1994. Short Changereferences an exhibition of the 20th Anniversary of the Market Photo Workshop in 2009, in which photography was posited in relation to a South Africa in a state of change. Short Change is a significantly different exhibition, with many different photographers featured, but asks similar questions about how young photographers respond to their environments and come to practice their photography in a complex and dynamic space.

Much of the work has been produced within training and projects of the Market Photo Workshop, but much is also development of new bodies outside of the auspices of
the Photo Workshop and a training environment. Photographers on exhibition include Mack Magagane, Akona Kenqu, Lebohang Kganye, Matthew Kay, Jerry Gaegane, Dahlia Maubane, Musa Nxumalo, Thabiso Sekgala, Chris Stamatiou, Madoda Mkhobeni and Romaen Tiffin.

The exhibition was first curated for My Joburg at Maison Rouge as part of the France-South African Season in 2013. The exhibition My Joburg continued the series of exhibitions of Maison Rouge focusing on art practice from various cities that are not capitals, around the world. After My Winnipeg (Canada), an exhibition presented in 2011, the second of the cities was Johannesburg. The exhibition ran as part of the Seasons South Africa 2012 / 2013 in France.

My Joburg: Short Change opens as part of the Art Week Joburg 2014.

For more information, please contact:
Lekgetho Makola
Market Photo Workshop
+27 (0)11 834 1444 T

The Market Photo Workshop is a division
of The Market Theatre Foundation.

© Akona Kenqu. From the series Society, 2012
© Dahlia Maubane. From the series Resettlement - Passing Housing, 2011