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