Inequality: A Different Picture, featuring poignant photo essays by three visual artists, will be hosted at the UJ Art Gallery from 26 February to 18 March 2020. Questioning pervasive stereotypes about ‘township’ youth, black fathers, and women’s abilities, the trio of photographers aimed to portray how three Cape Town based individuals have confronted various forms of inequality to realise their passions, sustain themselves and their families, and ultimately bring change in their communities.
The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) spearheaded this project in line with its mandate to address inequality and social cohesion. Working with award-winning South African photographer Neo Ntsoma, who mentored budding photographers Andiswa Mkosi and Ross Jansen, the resulting photo essays were realised in partnership with Igalelo. This NGO is dedicated to equipping entrepreneurs from underprivileged areas of Cape Town with valuable skills such as marketing, accounting and management, which are essential to build a successful and sustainable business.
THULANI • Attended March 14, 2020, 10:30 a.m.
I felt that the pictures relied too much on the story they were supporting and not as works of art by professional photographers. The exhibition had a feel of a high school project.
Chule • Attended Feb. 29, 2020, 10:30 a.m.