Lekgetho Makola

Head of Market Photo Workshop

Johannesburg, South Africa

Currently the Head of Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg South Africa, he has been part of a number of local, international visual story telling platforms and curatorial committees including New York Times portfolio reviews and chairing the World Press Photo Awards General Jury 2020.

His artistic philosophy is embedded in social justice and advocacy as an International Ford Foundation Fellow on Social Justice. He accumulated extensive strategic experience in arts administration and artistic programming from institutions he worked for in over two decades.
These include Durban Art Museum, Robben Island Museum, including Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. As an MFA Film student of Howard University in Washington DC, in 2012 he co-founded Kali TV which is an online media organization communicating experiences of Africans in the diaspora.

On his return to South African, Lekgetho founded Kgethi Images for production of moving and still Images with focus predominately on advocacy issues and heritage memories of South Africans. Lekgetho was born in GaSekhukhune – Limpopo and is an active - founding member of Centers of Learning for Photography in Africa. He is a proponent of diverse and inclusive visual storytelling practice and representation globally.

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