Community Media Photography Training Project in Welkom

This project will be a specialised photography training for 10 participants from communities across Welkom, Free State. The participants have been identified through a collaboration with Bonono Ke Bokamoso an organisation that enhances the knowledge of Photography in the Free State through training workshops.

The Community Media  Photography Training project aims to train the participants in the technical aspects of photography, including post-production, visual literacy and investigative photo essays, with an emphasis on the needs of community-based media. The central focus for this project involves exploring the relationship between semi-urban spaces and health.  What does health mean in this context?  What role do different factors play in determining health? These factors may include COVID-19 pandemic, migration histories, gender relations, housing conditions and overcrowding, access to privacy, livelihood activities, social networks and family structures. 

About the Facilitators:

Mpho Seleka

Mpho Khwezi is a photographer and Facilitator at the Market Photo Workshop. He received his diploma in Photography at the Vaal university of technology in 2006 before eventually coming to study Intermediate course and Photojournalism and Documentary Program at The Market Photo Workshop in 2008. It was his nomination to participate in the World Press Joop Swart master class that opened opportunities for him in 2009 where he worked at Mail & Guardian newspaper, International organization for migration in Zambia: Greg Marinovich photo-shelter and The Market Photo Workshop just to name a few and participated in many community photography projects in the continent.

Pepesa Motaung

Pepesa Motaung is a renowned photojournalist, sports, and documentary photographer, and alumnus of the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Programme at the Market Photo Workshop. Motaung has worked with various Free State publications including the Vista newspaper, The Free State Sun, Eastern Free State Issue. He has conducted various community photography projects as part of his mission to empower and transform communities and individuals through photography.

About the Market Photo Workshop

The Market Photo Workshop is a Johannesburg-based school of photography, gallery and resource centre for practicing photographers. Since its establishment in 1989, the school has played an integral role in the training and growth of photographers from South Africa and further afield, while promoting photography through exhibitions, public debates and collaborative projects, especially within marginalized communities. The Market Photo Workshop is a division of The Market Theatre Foundation. Market Photo Workshop is the recipient of The Principal Prince Claus Award 2018.

About Bonono ke Bokamoso

Bonono ke Bokamoso was registered as a Non Profit Company in 2018. Bonono ke Bokamoso is currently operating across the Free State Province. Since its establishment, the organisation has focused education and training, with projects that are focused on photography, videography and coding skills development, vocational training and empowering strategies for the disadvantaged communities particularly in the rural areas.


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For more information, please contact:

For more information, please contact:

Tiisetso Lesotho

+27 11 834 1444

E-mail: tiisetsol@marketphotoworkshop.co.za 

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