Art Term

Market Photo Workshop

Founded by the documentary photographer David Goldblatt in 1989, Market Photo Workshop was originally set up to support black photographers in apartheid South Africa, enabling them access to workshops and education and international photographers

David Goldblatt, ‘Man Sleeping. Joubert Park, Johannesburg’ 1975, printed 2013
David Goldblatt
Man Sleeping. Joubert Park, Johannesburg 1975, printed 2013
© David Goldblatt

The organisation is based in Newtown, Johannesburg where it runs a project space, a gallery and a resource centre. Initially the school focused on social documentary photography but has since expanded its remit to include all aspects of photography.

Many acclaimed photographers have emerged from the organisation including Zanele Muholi, Jodi Bieber, Sabelo Miangeni, Musa Nxumalo, Nontsikelelo ‘Lolo’ Veleko, Themba Hadebe and Bonile Bam.

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