The Market Photo Workshop, in partnership with the Fietas Museum, will be hosting a Public Talk on Wednesday 26 August 17h30 – 19h30 at the Fietas Museum, 25 14th St, Pageview, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa.
The public talk, in engagement with ‘The Usual Suspect’ – A solo exhibition by Siphosihle Mkhwanazi, will be a “talk back” between panel presentations and the audience. Siphosihle’s ‘The Usual Suspect’ explores what happens to a people and a community seeking validation, attainment and normality in Vrededorp – a place characterised by a substance abundant and use environment, which impacts on individuals’ life options and choices.
The public talk will cover topics that include but are not limited to how photography attempts to demystify stereotypes, representation and identity, and how human spirit seeks to survive in the face of urban decay and poverty.
Vernon Pillay, who is a Board Member of Fietas Museum, retired University of Johannesburg lecturer and a consummate professional, will moderate the discussion.
About the panel
Siphosihle Mkhwanazi, an alum of the Market Photo Workshop, is the second recipient of the Gisèle Wulfsohn Mentorship in Photography. He was mentored by renowned South African photographer and 2011 World Press Photo of the Year winner, Jodi Bieber. Angelo Fick is a resident current affairs and news analyst at eNCA. He has twenty years’ experience teaching and researching across a variety of disciplines at universities in South Africa and Europe. Freda Dibetso is a community/social auxiliary worker at the South African National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence