Creative Photography

This category celebrates the creative use of photography in original and exciting ways. It honours artists who through subject matter or technique expand the boundaries of their genre.

Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi studied photography at the Market Photo Workshop. In 2009 she was the Ida Ely Rubin Artist-in-Residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and also received a Fanny Ann Eddy accolade from IRN-Africa for her outstanding contributions to the study of sexuality in Africa. She won Casa Africa and Fondation Blachère awards at Les Rencontres de Bamako biennial of African photography. The first part of her Faces and Phases series received a nomination as best photobook of the year at the International Photobook Festival in Kassel. The series was included on the 29th São Paulo Biennale (2010), and featured on Face of Our Time at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She has participated in numerous other group exhibitions and documentary Difficult Love has been seen at film festivals around the world.

Neo Ntsoma

Neo Ntsoma is the first woman recipient of the CNN African Journalist Award for photography. She is the co-editor of a photographic book, Women by Women, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Woman’s March. Her work has appeared in publications such as The London Telegraph, TIME Magazine and The Washington Post. She has also exhibited in Holland, Norway, Italy, France, India, Bangladesh and the United States. She is the recipient of numerous national and international awards.

Marlene Neumann

A Master Fine Art Photographer, Marlene has excelled as a leader in her field. She is renowned for inventing her own alternative darkroom process, known as the "Neumann technique".  She has broken the boundaries of Fine Art Photography in South Africa and gained international recognition. Her intuitive approach, deep connection to nature, understanding of light and her passion for life is what drives Marlene and positions her as a true master photographer. Photographer, fine artist, designer, visionary, teacher, inspirational speaker, philanthropist... Marlene's creative vision and celebration of life is visible and felt through her incredible photographs