Student 2020

Nonkululeko Dube


Nonkululeko Dube is a photographer and writer (b. in 1995) in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, a coastal South African province. She completed the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Programme at the Market Photo Workshop.

Nonkululeko started working with Inkanyiso.org founded by Prof. Sir Zanele Muholi in 2018 immediately after she graduated from her photography enrolment with Inkanyiso Mobile School of Photography.

Most of her work published by inkanyiso.org is based on sexuality and documenting events. Her first exhibition was a collaborative project at the Market Photo Workshop with the Netherlands Embassy on Sexuality and Gender-Based violence titled “Volume 44”.

As a photographer, her work focuses on documentary and conceptualized photography. She focuses on recording memories of the past and traumatic instants as a catharsis. She aims to discover environmental and social issues that prompt humans to start investigating within and questioning the norm. Most of her work is inspired by her background and the way she was raised as a girl child, she always felt growing up that she was oppressed by her own traditional and religious values.
May 2020