Urban Myths | Amsterdam
Dewald Bruwer, Tshepo Moloi and Lebohang Tlhako
Curated by Els van Mourik
3 – 30 October 2020
Dewald Bruwer, born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1987. Started Photography in 2007 when enrolling in a 2 year photography course from 2007 – 2009. With a long absence from photography, it was not until 2013 when he discovered street photography and personal documentation that he started taking the medium seriously. Working on a body of work at the moment that abstracts reality, but still reveal truths of himself, the environment and chance encounters with others during his wanderings through the city.
Tshepo Moloi was born in 1992 in Johannesburg, and grew up in Daggakraal, Mpumalanga. He uses the medium photography as a tool and language to bridge communication within his local communities. His subjects of choice are the people of his hometown, and current home (Johannesburg). His ideas are often shaped by the awareness of art photography’s ability to bridge the gap between what is physical and non-physical. Moloi documents unnoticed objects and the spaces people occupy. He chooses to photograph within his community, finding it important to talk about certain issues directly, and hoping that his work acts as vehicle to start a dialogue whether formal or ‘informal’. He is currently enrolled in the 2020 Advanced Course in Photography at Through The Lens Collective.
Lebogang Tlhako (1988), is a Johannesburg based photographer and entrepreneur born and raised in Katlehong, east of Johannesburg. Her vision is to embrace everyday people and children in her work, which is realised by combining fashion, memory, portraiture and street photography. Thrifting clothes and jewellery, she dresses up and photographs young girls in the township using her artist name Sisterbozza . Her work with other artists who live and work in the township also aims to produce work that represents this lived experience. Together with Nati Kgobe, she runs Sho Ngwana, as well as the social media artist project Choko Challenge together with Nonzuzo Gxekwa. Since complefing the Advanced Photography Programme at the Market Photo Workshop in 2012, Tlhako has worked with editorial outlets including Elle, Oyster, Yen and Nice Magazine (2018-19).