This project began with a casual conversation between myself (Sipho Gongxeka) and Thato Ramaisa (aka Fela Gucci.) We were interested in the role that fashion and clothing plays in queer culture in township communities. Particularly, how certain stereotypes are perpetuated. For instance, how one’s character, masculinity, gender and sexuality can […]
People: Sipho Gongxeka
They may be young, but these 9 photographers have vision, ambition and distincly recognisable styles – we’re excited to see what they’ve got in store for us next.
As 2015 applications are now open, we take a look back at the work created by each of the Market Photo Workshop’s Tierney Fellowship recipients since 2008.
In ‘Skeem Saka’, photographer Sipho Gongxeka aims to illustrate and question how the portrayal of black characters in the television shows and gangster films of his youth has influenced contemporary black identity and fashion.
Sipho Gongxeka is an exciting photographer from Soweto who studied photography at The Market Photo Workshop and has recently become a Tierney fellow.
This week’s art openings include an exhibition by Detroit-based arts collective, Complex Movements, four solo shows and a group showcase of mixed-media works that blur the boundary between fine art, street art and illustration.