31 October 2016
Excavating and Profiling Hidden Photography Archives
Public Discussion hosted by the Market Photo Workshop
at June 16 Interpretation Centre, Johannesburg (SA)
In partnership with Soweto Museums, Market Photo Workshop is hosting a public discussion on excavating and profiling hidden photography archives within our township and rural communities. The discussion aims at getting a better comprehension of the status of photography collections within these communities and thereafter establish urgency to intervene with the purpose of saving the national heritage resource of this country and the region.

Topics for discussions includes the following: Excavating and profiling hidden archives within own communities, the use of these archives to tell an alternative story to the master narrative of SA History, writing those archives from places of obscurity to places of prominence and writing the archives in a way that emphasises the particular instead of the universal and re-inscribe the ordinary into history.

Market Photo Workshop was founded in 1989 by world-renowned photographer David Goldblatt. He envisioned the workshop environment as a space to provide further education in visual literacy and photography practice to disadvantaged learners during the reign of the previous regime.

The Photo Workshop offers courses in photography and training, as well as multi-layered projects and interactions that respond to the complex backgrounds of education, culture, and identity, within a contemporary understanding of photography and the social conditions of South Africa.

Speaker: Khwezi Gule

Speaker: Jabulani C. Pereira

Speaker: Bongani Mnguni

Speaker: Mike Mzileni

Speaker: Peter Mckenzie

Speaker: Koleka Shange

Speaker: Akona Kenqu

31 October - 5 November 2016
Ways of being an Artist in the World
Workshop by Khwezi Gule, Kabelo Malatsi, Simangaliso Sibiya, Same Mdluli and Donna Kukama
Hosted by June 16 Interpretation Centre, Johannesburg (SA)
Over the past 30+ years Funda Community College has been a permanent fixture on the South African landscape. This workshop is an attempt to grapple with the discursive pasts and futures of this landmark and a way of thinking through the visual experience. The workshop starts from the acknowledgement that every artwork is born into a particular discursive landscape. And while it can be difficult to define in absolute terms the boundaries of these landscapes, they maintain certain landmarks and contours.

The participants of this workshop are mostly either current or past students of FCC and they will use the rich history of Soweto and FCC as a point of departure to generate visual, audio and textual references that can be used as raw material in future projects.

Funda Community College is based in Diepkloof, Soweto, and one of several community arts centres that emerged after the June 1976 Soweto uprising that provides arts training to many black artists.