1998 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 2nd prize

Jodi Bieber

01 January, 1997

Johnny Seotlolla (24) learnt to play the alto tuba at his local church. He is now studying the trumpet and is a member of the Gauteng band. In a township east of Johannesburg, Johnny Mekoa has established the Music Academy of Gauteng, where he teaches jazz music - along with dedication and discipline - to underprivileged black youth. The Music Academy of Gauteng is funded by donations. Gifts are also paying for the instruments, which are on loan to the students.

About the photographer

Jodi Bieber

Jodi Bieber is a photographer from South Africa whose work explores contemporary issues related to gender, politics and identity, often contradicting the mainstream media narrati...

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