23 Jun Young Photographer Sipho Mpongo Goes to New York as a Magnum Human Rights Fellow
21 year old Sipho Mpongo is the first South African photographer to be awarded a fellowship by the renowned Magnum Foundation. Throughout 2014 he travelled across the country with Sean Meterlerkamp and Wikus de Wet for the Twenty Journey, using his lens to explore what it means to be born free in South Africa today. The young photographer is currently in New York to partake in Magnum’s six week human rights program alongside six other participants. From taking pictures on his aunt’s camera in primary school to pursuing his passion across the globe, Sipho shares his experience in a short film by Ginkgo Agency that tells an inspiring story of promise.