Sipho Mpongo

The New B&W Photography: Sipho Mpongo

Sipho Mpongo


Along with This Is Film and Orms, we’re extremely excited to present The New B&W Photography exhibition opening tonight. One of the photographers featured will be Sipho Mpongo.


Born in the Eastern Cape and raised in Cape Town, Sipho is currently completing his first year at the Cape Town School of Photography. Back in high school, he met Karen Page who introduced him to multimedia and soon after he became a member of Iliso Labantu; a photo club offering mentorship by the likes of David Southwood, Alistair Berg, and Charlie Shoemaker. Through Iliso Labantu, Sipho exhibited at the AVA gallery in 2012 and took part in the Cape Town Month of Photography. He also presented in a slideshow exhibition in San Francisco at a Teach with Africa gala dinner.


Sipho hopes to do anthropological research through his photography and to capture daily life around him. Of film he says, “Film is the best. You are obligated to focus thoroughly on what you are shooting and sort of anticipate the result.”


Sipho Mpongo

Sipho Mpongo


Exhibition Details:


Date: Thursday 29 August 2013

Time: 17h00 – 21h00

Place: 6 Spin Street, Cape Town

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The opening night will be part of Open Thursday: a special East City edition of First Thursdays in partnership with Open Design.


We hope to see you there!




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