Spotlight: Nelisiwe Nkosi APP 2019 Graduate FULL INTERVIEW

Nelisiwe Nkosi first joined The Market Photo Workshop for the Foundation Course in Photography (FC) in 2017, she then followed through to the Intermediate Course in Photography (IC) and then went on to complete the Advanced Photography Programme (APP) in 2019.

She produced her body of work ‘Break Even’ during her time at the Market Photo Workshop. This work was exhibited at the ‘Sexuality and Gender Based Violence Photography Project’ (2019 – 2020) – A project by the Market Photo Workshop in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with the focus on Gender Based Violence and LGBTQI issues, in South Africa.


‘Break Even’ is a personal and intimate exploration of how Nkosi has unpacked her own trauma and utilized her lens to extend the conversation to a wider audience.



Trigger Warning: rape, assault, gender-based violence.