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Tshepiso Mabula

Writer, Photographer

Tshepiso Mabula is a 24 year old photographer and writer born in the Lephalale district of Limpopo, South Africa. Mabula’s interest in photography sparked when during a visit to a family member in 2012, she found award-winning South African photographer Santu Mafokeng’sBloemhofphoto book. Mabula explores the small things through photography: exposing the humanity in oppositional, chaotic or even boring environments. She captures the dignity in ordinary people, far removed from the glamorous or ideal atmospheres of high-profile photography. Tshepiso is a story teller who believes that her calling is to produce work that promotes equity and social unity and seeks to correct the injustices that exist in our everyday culture. To her social justice means being able to embrace our similarities as a people while working towards creating a society where all can live freely without prejudice. Tshepiso is a visual observer of bantu living, a member of the movement against neo-liberal stokvel politics, a none conformist and a township native working towards owing her first full a set of Tupperware dishes