2014 Tierney Fellowship Recipient at the Market Photo Workshop

The Market Photo Workshop in partnership with The Tierney Family Foundation realise the importance of creating opportunities for photographers to cultivate the development of photographers and photography as a medium. The Tierney Fellowship creates an ideal space for a photographer to develop such a body of work. The Fellowship will provide the successful applicant with the financial support necessary to research and produce a body of photographic work, in consultation with a mentor, over the period of a year.

Matthew Kay is the Market Photo Workshop 2014 Tierney Fellowship recipient.
About Matthew Kay
Matthew Kay was born in 1985 and completed the Intermediate and Advanced Photography course at the Market Photo Workshop. Matthew has received numerous awards and mentions that include: Winner of the 2011 CIT:Y award for photography, Finalist for the Salzburg residency, Finalist for the GUP/Viewbook international small stories competition, Recipient of the Ituba Arts Fund and Nominee for the 2014 Hel –Ved new Talent Award.  Matthew is currently preparing to exhibition his work Losing Ground during the inaugural Joburg Photo Umbrella.

Matthew Kay is being mentored by David Goldblatt.

Matthew recently participated in the Tierney Fellowship group critique sessions. The sessions provided Matthew with an opportunity to have his work critiqued by photography industry professionals. The critique sessions are meant to provide an independent learning environment where the recipient can draw inspiration and critical feedback.

© Sipho Gongxeka
© Sipho Gongxeka
© Sipho Gongxeka
© Sipho Gongxeka

About The Tierney Fellowship

The Tierney Fellowship was created in 2003 by The Tierney Family Foundation to support emerging artists in the field of photography. The primary goal of the Fellowship is to find aspiring artists who will be tomorrow’s leaders and to assist them in overcoming challenges that photographers face at the start of their careers. Previous recipients:
2008 – Tracey Edser
2009 – Simangele Kalisa
2010 – Thabiso Sekgala
2011 – Mack Magagane
2012 – Lebohang Kganye
2013 – Sipho Gongxeka

Please contact
Bekie Ntini
Coordinator: Mentorships and Training
T +27 (0) 11 834 1444
E-mail: bekien@marketphotoworkshop.co.za

Market Photo Workshop
2 President Street (entrance Bus Factory)

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