South African Photographer
Tshepiso Mazibuko is a South African photographer who, through the medium of photography, documents everyday life in the township of Thokoza where she lives and works. With an acute awareness of her surroundings, Tshepiso’s candid, documentary-style images question the politics of representation while exploring the relationships between people, the environment, and the act of photography itself.
From her township high school where she was first introduced to photography, Tshepiso went on to be awarded with a scholarship in 2016 for the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg. Since then, she has exhibited work at Ithuba Art Gallery, The Turbine Art Fair and Johannesburg Art Gallery in Johannesburg, The Ghent Photo Festival in Belgium, Magnin-A Gallery in Paris, Warren Editions and the Art Africa Fair in Cape Town, and the Addis Foto Fest in Ethiopia.
Tshepiso was the recipient of the Tierney Fellowship 2017, was invited as a special guest to the World Press Photo Festival in 2017, and was awarded the Prince Claus Fund grant for 2018.