Photo Incubator:
Edition Three

A group exhibition by Photography Incubates
Exhibition developed in conversation with Photo Incubator curatorial mentor: Thato Mogotsi


28 March 2018
The Photo Workshop Gallery

The Market Photo Workshop, in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture, presents Photo Incubator: Edition Three, an exhibition of work produced by participants of the third Photography Incubator Programme, held at the Market Photo Workshop from 2017 – 2018. The exhibition will open on the 28 March 2018 at the Market Photo Workshop in Newtown, Johannesburg.

The 6 photographers exhibiting are:

Andile Bhala
Baveesha Naran
Joy Meyer
Kerileng Mafole
Niamh Walsh-Vorster
Sipho Gongxeka

The Market Photo Workshop, with the support of the Department of Arts and Culture, hosted the Photo Incubator Edition 3 programme with 6 emerging photographers from 2017 to 2018. The Photography Incubator Programme was developed as an opportunity for practicing photographers who require assistance in launching their professional careers, to refine and expand their practice. The main objective of the programme is to develop local content and economies by giving emerging photographers access to resources and business opportunities.

The Photography Incubator Programme provided the photographers with practical experience and exposure to relevant and critical aspects of the photography industry in South Africa. The various programme activities are envisaged as a transfer of skills, experience, knowledge and professional practice that could shift talented photographers into a more advanced stage professionally. The programme activities include masterclasses, mentorships and critique sessions with renowned South African photography practitioners and a one-on-one entrepreneurship mentorship. 

About the Market Photo Workshop

For over twenty-seven years, the Market Photo Workshop has played a pivotal role in the training of South Africa’s photographers, ensuring that visual literacy reaches neglected and marginalized parts of our society. World-renowned photographer, David Goldblatt contributed vastly to the establishment of Market Photo Workshop in 1988 – 1999. Since then, the Photo Workshop has been an agent of change and representation, informing photographers, visual artists, educators, students and broader communities of trends, issues, and debates in photography and visual culture.

The Market Photo Workshop also runs a number of Public Programmes, which are a series of events involving and directed at professional photographers, visual artists, educators, students as well as the broader public. These Public Programmes seek to inform the trends, practices, methods, and contemporary ways of working and thinking in South African photography practice through exposure to a broad understanding of visual culture as well as a networking platform that encourages critical thinking and engagements.

Showcasing a number of high profile local and international photographers, as well as student and alumni photography work, the Market Photo Workshop has been able to build a strong and consistent audience base around our gallery, ‘The Photo Workshop Gallery’ in Newtown, which is on the same premises as the school. Since 2005, when the gallery was initially launched, the kind of platform it has engendered encourages not only emerging students to experience and enter into professional practice, but has distilled a new type of photographic practice amongst the greater artistic community. Various critical discourses, especially around the role documentary photography, have been stimulated by the multitude of exhibitions that have shown at The Photo Workshop Gallery creating dynamic interactions between students and the greater photography community. In 2017, Market Photo Workshop relocated to its new state of art photography facility at Market Square premises by the Mary Fitzgerald Square.

For more information, please contact:

Bekie Ntini
Coordinator: Mentorships and Training
T +27 (0) 11 834 1444
Market Photo Workshop
c/o Market Square
138 Lilian Ngoyi St
Entrance at Margaret Macingana Street

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