Cassirer Welz Award Winner Mpumelelo Buthelezi

20 APR - 30 JUN 2022

Mpumelelo Buthelezi lives and works in Johannesburg. He is a photographer who studied photojournalism and documentary photography at the Market Photo Workshop. He graduated in 2017. Mpumelelo went on to exhibit his photographs at Social Art Award in Germany 2019, Transitions Rotterdam Foto Festival in the Netherlands in 2019, and had a solo exhibition at WeTilt in Italy 2019. He participated in the Kampala Photo Biennale 2020/2021 in Uganda and was the 2nd prize winner for Nikon Yellow competition in 2018,

Mpumelelo has recently been awarded a 2nd Heather B. Mattera (2022) photography scholarship to study in New York. He was awarded the best photographer of the year category under North-West Media Awards 2021. Mpumelelo has been on residency program with Sir Prof Zanele Muholi and Muholi Productions in KZN and participated in a virtual residency with Arts Unchained 2021. He was part of the TEXT ME project Media Arts Festival Friesland 2022 in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

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