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Phumzile Khanyile

Born in 1991 in Soweto, South Africa

Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa

Phumzile Khanyile is a Market Photo Workshop graduate originally from Soweto. She is the recipient of the 2015 Gisèle Wulfsohn Mentorship in Photography, a developmental platform and opportunity to continue activism through photography in the spirit of late South African documentary photographer Gisèle Wulfsohn. This afforded the young artist the opportunity to produce a body of work under the guidance of renowned photographer Ayana V. Jackson.

What followed was Plastic Crowns (2015), a series of self-portraits; itcontains a strong narrative expressed through a striking visual language. Phumzile?s work explores aspects of women?s lives through evocations of her own experiences; breaking down social taboos in its explicit exploration of sexual politics. There is little distinction between her craft and her own life in the images, which read like a private journal of informal snap shots made public. Her gritty aesthetic, characterized by harsh shadows, soft focus and lush textures, lends her work it?s notable emotive quality

Born in 1991 in Soweto, South Africa

Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa

Phumzile Khanyile is a Market Photo Workshop graduate originally from Soweto. She is the recipient of the 2015 Gisèle Wulfsohn Mentorship in Photography, a developmental platform and opportunity to continue activism through photography in the spirit of late South African documentary photographer Gisèle Wulfsohn. This afforded the young artist the opportunity to produce a body of work under the guidance of renowned photographer Ayana V. Jackson.

What followed was Plastic Crowns (2015), a series of self-portraits; itcontains a strong narrative expressed through a striking visual language. Phumzile?s work explores aspects of women?s lives through evocations of her own experiences; breaking down social taboos in its explicit exploration of sexual politics. There is little distinction between her craft and her own life in the images, which read like a private journal of informal snap shots made public. Her gritty aesthetic, characterized by harsh shadows, soft focus and lush textures, lends her work it?s notable emotive quality

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Steve Bandoma,

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré,

Filipe Branquinho,

Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Phumzile Khanyile,

Malick Sidibé


Vu d'ailleurs

Fisheyed
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01.08.2018
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Phumzile Khanyile


Phumzile Khanyile interroge l'image de la femme dans les Townships de Johannesburg

Virtute

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By Nina Vathelet

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24.06.2018
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Phumzile Khanyile


Contemporary African Photography Prize winners announced

British Journal of Photograpy

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By Diane Smyth

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14.06.2018
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Steve Bandoma,

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré,

Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Phumzile Khanyile,

Esther Mahlangu ,

Houston Maludi,

JP Mika,

Mauro Pinto,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé,

Billie Zangewa


Exhibicion African Passions en Portugal

All City Canvas

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By Karla Corazon

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13.06.2018
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Phumzile Khanyile


Portfolio : Si grand-mère me voyait, Phumzile Khanyile

Diptyk

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By Jeanne Mercier

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01.06.2018
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Steve Bandoma,

Filipe Branquinho,

Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Phumzile Khanyile,

JP Mika,

Mauro Pinto,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé,

Billie Zangewa


Evora Africa: crossing continents

Financial Times

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By Maya Jaggi

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01.06.2018
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Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Phumzile Khanyile,

Mauro Pinto,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé,

Billie Zangewa


African Passions: Beyond Geography, History and Bodies

Elephant

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By Charlotte Jansen

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31.05.2018
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Steve Bandoma,

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré,

Filipe Branquinho,

Chéri Samba,

Omar Victor Diop,

Romuald Hazoumè,

Phumzile Khanyile,

Klèmèguè,

Houston Maludi,

JP Mika,

Marcel Miracle,

Ambroise Ngayimoko,

Mauro Pinto,

Amadou Sanogo,

Malick Sidibé


The Historic Portuguese City of Evora Celebrates Contemporary Art from Africa

Widewalls

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By Elena Martinique

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18.05.2018
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Omar Victor Diop,

Phumzile Khanyile,

Malick Sidibé


Celebrating Tradition

Aesthetica Magazine
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10.04.2018
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Phumzile Khanyile


Rencontres de Bamako 2017 : Coup de coeur - Phumzile Khanyile

Mowwgli

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By Anna-Alix Koffi et Jeanne Mercier

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10.12.2017
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Phumzile Khanyile


Rencontres de Bamako: Afrotopia, nouveaux imaginaires de l'Afrique contemporaine

Géopolis AFrique - Frrance Info

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By Laurent Filippi

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02.12.2017
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Nathalie Boutté,

Omar Victor Diop,

Kiripi Katembo,

Phumzile Khanyile


Paris Photo fait le plein d'acheteurs

Le Quotidien de l'art

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By Armelle Malvoisin

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14.11.2017
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Phumzile Khanyile


Female Photographers at Paris Photo 2017

Collector Daily

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By Loring Knoblauch

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12.11.2017
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