URBAN GAZE COMPETITION EXHIBITION
Pencil in the date – Thursday 2 May at 17:00 – because we’d like you to join us for the opening of “Urban Gaze”, a photography competition open to residents of the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) over the age of 18. Hosted by Keyes Art Mile in partnership with the Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO), the project aims to open up space for emerging photographers and create a database of images to use in the GCRO’s research publications and online platforms.
The exhibition will feature photographs by all the successful entrants, alongside the overall winner and five winners in each of the competition’s categories – Histories and Futures, Place and Movement, Economy and Economic Life, Sustainability and the Environment, and A Province and Its People. www.urbangaze.org
In a bonus for fine art photography lovers, Urban Gaze will also present a body of work by established South African photographer, Musa Nxumalo, for the duration of the competition exhibition.
Born in Soweto – where he currently lives and works – Nxumalo’s work explores youth culture, identity and the journey to self-discovery. Trained at the Market Photo Workshop (with Sabelo Mlangeni and the late Thabiso Sekgala, both pioneers of the new generation of contemporary South African photographers), Nxumalo first gained recognition for Alternative Kidz (2009) and In/Glorious (2012), which later formed part of his 2015 solo exhibition, In Search Of….
More recently, Nxumalo has earned further acclaim for his ability to meld social documentary with fine art photography through his ongoing project, The Anthology of Youth.