Market Photo Workshop

As a school of photography, a gallery and a project space, the Market Photo Workshop has played a pivotal role in the training of South Africa’s photographers, ensuring that visual literacy reaches neglected and marginalised parts of our society. Since it was founded in 1989 by world-renowned photographer David Goldblatt, the Photo Workshop has been an agent of change and representation, informing photographers, visual artists, educators, students and broader communities of trends, issues and debates in photography and visual culture.

David Goldblatt envisioned the Market Photo Workshop environment as a space to provide further training in visual literacy and photography practice to the marginalized youths during the reign of the apartheid regime. In 2015, the Photo Workshop continues to offers courses in photography and training to regional, continental and international students, as well as multi-layered projects and interactions that respond to the complex backgrounds of education, culture and identity, within a contemporary understanding of photography and the social conditions of South Africa and the region.

Current Exhibit

The Usual Suspect
An Exhibition by Siphosihle Mkhwanazi, 2014 Gisele Wulfsohn Mentorship Fellow

10 June 2015 – 31 August 2015

Opening times
Monday-Saturday: 9am-5pm

Sunday (Gallery): 10am-4pm
admission is free

Contact details:
2, Helen Joseph Street
, Newtown
, Johannesburg
Entrance (from Bus Factory parking
011 834 1444