Market Photo Workshop


The Market Photo Workshop was started by world-renowned photographer David Goldblatt in the late eighties. At the outset, the aim was to provide visual literacy and practical training to young photographers who were excluded from formal training in tertiary education institutions by the policies of the government at the time. Located in Newtown, Johannesburg, the Market Photo Workshop strives to create an environment where students learn not only the technical and conceptual aspects of photography, but also the thinking integral to the understanding of contemporary photographic practice.

Through its various endeavours and ongoing projects the Market Photo Workshop continues to make strong links with organisations both locally and internationally. The Market Photo Workshop has played a crucial role in establishing new voices in South African photography. Alumni include Jodi Bieber (seven times World Press Winner), other World Press winners like Themba Hadebe, and Sydney Seshibedi; and internationally acclaimed photographers such as Nontsikelelo Veleko and Zanele Muholi.

Key people:
Lekgetho Makola (Director)

Physical address:
2 Helen Joseph Street
Newtown
Johannesburg
2000
South Africa

Postal Address:
Market Photo Workshop
2 Helen Joseph Street,
Newtown,
Johannesburg
2000

Contacts:
T: +27 (0)11 834 1444
F: +27 (0)11 834 1447
E: info@marketphotoworkshop.co.za
www.marketphotoworkshop.co.za


This map is initiated by VANSA - the Visual Arts Network of South Africa with the support of the Mondriaan Foundation