Nominees

Creative Photography

Jodi Bieber

Jodi Bieber professional career began covering the 1994 Democratic Elections in South Africa for The Star Newspaper after attending three short courses at The Market Photography Workshop.

She went on to become a documentary photographer and has published three monographs of her work. The first, Dogs and Wolves, focused on youth living on the fringes of South African society, and the second a celebration and portrait of life in Soweto today, and the third Real Beauty which examines portraits of women from a distinctly SA perspective.

She is the 2011 winner of the World Press Photo Award and has received several other World Press Awards. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the world.

 

 

 

 

Monique Pelser

Monique Pelser is a Tierney Fellowship recipient for 2010 and voted by Art South Africa as a bright young artist for 2007, Pelser is well known for her role reversal portraits.

Since 2007 she has lectured in photography and visual art in various SA institutions. She was selected as one of three South African photographers to attend the Maputo Curators Meeting in 2008, the Bamako Curators Meeting in 2009 and the Addis Photo Fest Portfolio Readings in 2010.

In 2011, along with Sammy Baloji, she was invited to co-curate the show Témoin/Witness which show-cased the work of the group of photographers involved in the Curators Meetings across the African continent. Témoin opened in Bamako in 2011.

 

 

 

Lindeka Qampi

Lindeka Qampi, a mother of four children, began taking photographs when she met members of the Iliso Labantu photo Group.

She joined the group and began to document different communities near her home and in the Eastern Cape. For the past decade she has focused her attention on daily township life, and at it’s core, Khayelitsha, the township in which she has lived since her teens.

She shares what she sees, from the private to the euphoria of child play. Her photographs express the poetry and politics of the ‘ordinary act’ and therein the potential of imagining new possibilities of the future. Lindeka’s pictures have been in many exhibitions in South Africa and internationally, and she is now supporting her family through her photography.