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Khomo e Kopanya Lichaba

13 March 2021

The Market Photo Workshop in partnership with The Tierney Family Foundation is excited to announce the opening of ‘Khomo e Kopanya Lichaba’, a solo exhibition by the Market Photo Workshop’s 12th recipient of the Tierney Fellowship, Kabelo Mokoena, who was mentored by distinguished South African photographer, Andrew Tshabangu.
‘Khomo e Kopanya Lichaba’ began as an investigation into urban farming in Soweto and unfolded into an unintended journey of self-discovery for photographer, Kabelo Mokoena. First encountered as an unusual scene at an intersection in Orlando West, the sight of livestock in the city, compelled him to spend two-years with local farmers and herdsmen who imparted their understanding of rearing and trading of livestock as an inter-generational profession and family legacy. South African journalist, Pontso Pilane layers Mokoena’s images with her reflections on this journey and the experiences of his collaborators who point to the social complexities of urban farming in the city of Johannesburg. ‘Khomo e Kopanya Lichaba’ is a seSotho proverb, meaning ‘a cow unites nations’ and reaffirms the significance of livestock to African cultures and to Mokoena’s journey into becoming a father and a photographer.

Participating: Kabelo Mokoena


Address: 2 President Str Newtown (entrance Bus Factory)
Tel: +27 (0) 11 834 1444
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 17:00. Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00.


Engaging with Art

Participating: Various artists

Opening: Wednesday 21 April 2021 at 17:30 - 20:00 - 24 April 2021

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