Dahlia Maubane (b.1988) is a photographer and multimedia designer. She completed a Bachelor of Technology in Multimedia at the University of Johannesburg in 2009. She went on to study at the Market Photo Workshop and has participated in numerous Market Photo Workshop projects and exhibitions. In 2014, her on-going body of work, Woza Sisi was one of the 10 open call projects during the Joburg Photo Umbrella. She then showcased the third culmination of Woza Sisi at her hometown, with the support of the National Arts Council in 2017. Maubane is the recipient of the inaugural Market Photo Workshop Alumnus Award. She expanded on Woza Sisi with a new chapter of photographs which were showcased at The Photo Workshop Gallery in 2018. In September 2019, Maubane had her first international solo exhibition as part of the inaugural Dialogue Vintage Photography festival, in Amsterdam. She has been awarded the 2019/2020 Ampersand Foundation Fellowship and Residency where she was based in New York for 6 weeks.

Maubane is currently pursuing her Masters (Visual Arts) studies.


THATO MOGOTSI is a Johannesburg-based independent arts practitioner with a focus on the curatorial, project management, writing as well as photography and archival research. After an initial start in South African print media houses as a picture researcher, Mogotsi has since collaborated on and co-curated visual art projects and exhibitions in varying institutions, including Wits School of Arts and the Wits Art Museum the Johannesburg Art Gallery, ROOM Gallery & Projects, the Market Photo Workshop, Constitution Hill, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Rhodes University (UCKAR), Grahamstown. She has participated in curatorial research visits and exploratory residencies in Northern Ireland (invited by the British Council for the 2013 Turner Prize announcement), Switzerland (with Pro-Helvetia for the 2016 Plat(t)form photography festival at Fotomuseum Winterthur) and The Netherlands (with the Mondriaan Fond, 2017 and 2019). Mogotsi was also a curatorial recipient of the Thami Mnyele Foundation’s Residency Award in early 2019.  Thato is currently completing her Masters (Contemporary Curatorial Practice) at the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand.

Read Thato Mogotsi’s Reflective Essay here